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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 15, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-072: Now Available: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments and Fee Schedule Rates for Services Impacted by Waiver Amendments
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Adult Autism (AAW) Waivers are available for public review and comment. ODP is also making available for public review and comment the rate setting methodology and proposed Fee Schedule Rates for services in the Waivers that are impacted by the proposed amendments. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on October 16, 2021 and ends on November 15, 2021
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 14, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-071: Incident Management Bulletin Trainings Available
Purpose To announce the release of additional Incident Management (IM) Bulletin trainings on the MyODP website which focus on incident response, medication management, and target separation.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 14, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Regional Community Work Incentives Coordinators
Purpose The statewide Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) agencies have published a list of Regional Community Work Incentive (CWIC) Coordinators and accompanying counties supported by that agency.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-070: Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Quality Management (QM) Virtual Certification Classes Registration Now Open for January - June 2022
Purpose To provide information on the registration process for ODP’s Virtual QM Certification Classes January – June 2022
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-069: Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report - Cycle 1 Fiscal Year 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, Announcement 21-069: Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report – Cycle 1 Fiscal Years 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019 -2020 plus accompanying attachment. The report brings together collected data from the first full 3-year cycle of the QA&I process. Please review the attached report for relevant data and summaries.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 1, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODPANN 21-068: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Regulatory Suspensions Related to Act 73 of 2021
Purpose To inform stakeholders that on September 30, 2021, Governor Wolf signed into law HB 1861 (Act 73 of 2021), which provides continued regulatory suspensions for select Office of Developmental Programs regulations.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 30, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 21-067: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Renewal Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the submission of the renewal of the Adult Autism Waiver to CMS. The renewal has been submitted with no substantive changes from the currently approved waiver. It is anticipated the effective date will be retroactive to July 1, 2021.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 30, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITY & SUPPORTS COORDINATION ORGANIZATION VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS:BEST PRACTICE STANDARDS IN BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) recognizes that effective, quality behavioral support must be grounded in and informed by basic, broadly accepted knowledge and processes. We have disseminated the Best Practice Standards in Behavioral Support to streamline expectations and practices for those individuals providing behavioral support in ODP programs.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 29, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 21-066: Incident Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Version 3
Purpose The Incident Management (IM) Bulletin 00-21-02 was available for all stakeholders on March 1, 2021 with an effective date of July 1, 2021. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has received multiple questions from stakeholders through email, conversations and dialogue during trainings, phone calls, etc. A FAQ was developed to answer some of the questions received.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 24, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-065: Registration Now Open for the Certified Investigator Friday Forums
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 21-065: Registration Now Open for the Certified Investigator Friday Forums.
Status: current