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DateActive ODP Announcements
 
 7/6/21 New* ODP Announcement 21-052: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quality Assessment and Improvement (QAI) Interim Year 2 Review Process 
7/2/21  New* Thresholds for Community Spread Report (Updated Every Friday) 
 6/23/21   ODP Announcement 21-048: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)COVID-19 Update--Guidance for Infection Control and Mitigation for ODP Home and Community Based Services Providers 
6/21/21    ODP Announcement 20-114 UPDATE: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic 
 6/15/21   ODP Announcement 20-056 UPDATE: COVID 2019 Supports Coordinator Guide for Community Reintegration 
4/7/21
 ODP Announcement 21-031: Prudent Payment of Claims Suspended Until April 2022
 
 3/31/21 ODP Announcement 20-072: COVID-19 HCBS At-A-Glance By Level of Community Spread 3-26-21  
Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Operation Implementation
 
 3/26/21  ODP Home & Community Based Services(HCBS) At-A-Glance Level of Community Spread 
 3/15/21  ODP Announcement 21-027: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Extension of Appendix K for ODP Waivers Approved 
 2/26/21  ODP Announcement 21-022 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Department of Human Services (DHS) COVID019 Vaccine Administration Tracker Now Available for Immediate Use 
 2/12/21  ODP Announcement 21-021: COVID-19--Managing the Impact of Temporary Enhanced Rates for Community Participation Support and Transportation Trip on Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Annual Fiscal Limits 
 2/10/21   ODP Announcement 21-019: COVID-19--Updated Government Benefits and Representative Payee Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
 2/3/21  ODP Announcement 21-017:Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Temporary Fee Schedule Rates for Community Participation Support and Transportation Trip Services 
 1/29/21  ODP Announcement 21-016: COVID-19 - Guidance for Maintaining Regulatory Compliancy in CPS facilities 
1/14/21  ODP Announcement 21-006: Guidance for Individual Support Plans That Are Effective Through June 30, 2021 
12/15/20 (Obsoletes 20-102) ODP Announcement 20-114 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic 
 12/01/20  ODP Announcement 20-109: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Providing the Life Sharing Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
11/13/20
 20-108 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Version 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About the Office of Developmental Programs' (ODP) Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
10/28/20
20-105: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Version 2 of Operational Guide for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
 
10/20/20
Interim Act 24 Reporting Extended to October 28, 2020
 
10/16/20
20-104: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Version 2 of the Operational Guide for Appendix K Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Community Living, Consolidated and PFDS Waivers
 
10/09/20
20-063 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Reinstatement of the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult and Pennsylvania Supplement Assessment
 
9/30/20
20-069 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 2020-2021 Waiver Cap Exception Guidance for the Person Family Direct Support and Community Living Waivers
 
9/21/20
20-095: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments - New Updates 
8/27/20
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments Available for Medicaid/CHIP Providers - EXTENDED DEADLINE 9-13-2020
 
8/21/20  20-099: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Clarification of Staff Reporting of COVID-19 
8/18/20
20-098: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Appendix K Update Waiver Services Provided to Individuals in Hospital Settings and Specialized Supplies
 
8/12/20
20-097: Appendix K Second Submission and Approval: Emergency Preparedness and Response for ODP Waivers 
8/11/20
Update* 20-085: Provider Attestation Form for Retainer Payments - Clarification for CPS Providers Added
 
8/11/20
20-096: Government Benefits and Representative Payee Services Frequently Asked Questions
 
8/05/20
20-094: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quality Assessment & Improvement Interim Review Process
 
8/04/20
20-093: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Solving Disagreements and Individualized Planning for Individuals Receiving Residential Habilitation and Community Participation Support or Day Habilitation 
8/04/20
20-091: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Delay in Employment Credentials and Certificates 
8/03/20
20-086 Update: Notifying Designated Persons and Providers of an Individual's COVID-19 Exposure of Diagnosis 
7/31/20
20-090: COVID19 Clarification Regarding IDA Services Provided by Relatives and Legal Guardians
 
7/31/20
20-089: Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19) Guidance for Community Participation Support Providers in Counties in the Green Phase of the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania
 
7/20/20
20-087: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Managing Situations Where Masks are Not Worn During the Provision of Services
 
7/07/20
20-072: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Home and Community Based Services At-a-Glance Reopening Guide by Phase
UPDATED: Reissuing Guidance on Masks, Screening, and Handwashing (Obsolete - Replaced with Announcement #20-088)
ODP HCBS At-A-Glance Reopening Guide by Phase
 
6/24/20
20-067: COVID19 - IHCS Companion Readiness Guide
 
6/18/20
20-076: Diagnoses Associated with Elevated Risk of Severe Illness or Death Following COVID-19
 
6/10/20
20-071: Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Forms
 
6/09/20
20-070: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES Act) Funding for Providers of ODP Waiver Services
 
6/04/20
20-065: Clarification Reporting Cases of COVID-19
 
5/27/20
20-062: ODP Administrative Entity (AE) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19
 
5/26/20
20-061: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -  Requesting Provider Information - New Process for Reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff 
 
5/22/20
20-060 COVID-19 Announcement: Reinstatement of QAI C1Y3 Activities
 
5/18/20
20-056 Update: COVID-19 Individual Transition Guide
 
5/11/20
20-055: Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Renewal Guidance
 
5/05/20
20-054: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Modifications to Medical Examinations for Residential Staff and Individuals and to Service Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
5/04/20
20-053: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Revised Timeline for Incident Management Bulletin and Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) System Enhancements
 
4/30/20
20-051: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Available Behavioral Specialists
 
4/30/20
20-050: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Licensed Residential Facilities from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)
 
4/30/20 20-049 UPDATE: Reporting Cases of COVID-19 and Requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 
4/21/20 20-048: Temporary Changes to the College of Employment Services ACRE Fieldwork Assignments During COVID-19 Pandemic
 
4/17/20 20-047 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Facilitating Personal Relationships When Visitors are Restricted in Residential Settings
 
4/13/20
20-044: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Supports Coordinator Check-In for Well Being Tool
 
4/10/20 20-043: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Communication
 
4/8/20
20-041 UPDATE: Provider Guidance for Reporting Cases of COVID-19
 
4/6/20
20-039: COVID 19 Response to Request for Provider Retainer Payments
 
4/4/20 20-038: Guidance and Alerts on Mitigating COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facility Settings
 
4/3/20 20-023 UPDATE: COVID-19 Statewide Suspension of ODP Functions
 
4/2/20
20-037: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Modification of Key Tasks and Activities in Response to Incidents
 
4/2/20 20-036: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ISP Revisions in the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) 
4/2/20 20-035: Guidance for Preventing and Responding to Behavioral Crises
 
3/31/20 20-034: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Provisional Hiring Process for staff serving Older Adults
 
3/31/20 20-033: Now Available--Supports and Services Directory for Shift Nursing in the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) 
3/30/20 20-032: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Modifications to Waiver and Regulatory Requirements to Support Adequate Staffing  
3/25/20 20-031: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Retainer Payments for Community Participation Supports (CPS) 
3/25/20 20-030: Provider Tracking ISP Revisions 
3/24/20 20-029: Auto Authorizations for Residential without Day Services 
3/23/20 20-019: UPDATE: COVID-19 Guidance for Developmental Programs Providers - 03-23-20 
3/23/20 20-028: Post Acute and Long Term Care COVID-19 Toolkit  
3/20/20 20-026: Provider Re-qualification Deadline Extension of for Cycle 1 Year 3 
3/16/20 20-022: COVID-19 Closure of Older Adult, Adult Training, and Prevocational Facilities  
3/16/20 20-020: COVID-19 Guidance Montgomery-Delaware-Bucks-Chester County - 03-16-2020 -UPDATE 


Date Obsolete ODP Announcements
5/10/21 ODP Announcement 20-101 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Temporary Closure of Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Habilitation, and Licensed Facilities Where CPS is Provided Due to Community Spread or When Staff or Individuals are Diagnosed with COVID-19 Community Participation Support & Older Adult Facility Closure Reopening Tool Version 3 (OBSOLETE--UPDATED WITH ANNOUNCEMENT 21-048)
 4/14/21  20-114 UPDATE: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated - 6/21/21)
 4/8/21 ODP Announcement 20-066 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings 
(OBSOLETE-UPDATED WITH ANNOUNCEMENT 21-048)
 4/8/21 ODP Announcement 20-068 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Applying Department of Health Testing and Personal Protective Equipment Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Residents and Health Care Personnel to Community and Life Sharing Homes (OBSOLETE-UPDATED WITH ANNOUNCEMENT 21-048)
 2/1/21 ODP 20-088 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Guidance on Masks, Close Contact, Screening, and Handwashing (OBSOLETE--UPDATED BY ANNOUNCEMENT 201-048)
 1/26/21 ODP Announcement 20-101 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-- Temporary Closure of Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Habilitation, and Licensed Facilities Where Community Participation Support is Provided Due to Community Spread (Updated 5/10/21)
      Community Participation Support & Older Adult Facility Closure Reopening Tool Version 2
 12/01/20  (Obsolete) ODP Announcement 20-068 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Applying Pennsylvania Department of Health Testing and Personal Protective Equipment Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Residents and Health Care Personnel to Community and Life Sharing Homes
11/03/20 20-066 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings (ODP) (Obsolete)
8/05/20 20-095: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) July Retainer Update (Updated - 9/21/2020)
8/04/20 20-092: COVID-19 FAQ Version 2 Services Rendered Through ODP's Waivers DHS (Obsolete - updated on 11/13/2020)
FAQ Version 2 - Regarding Services Rendered Through ODP's Waivers During COVID-19 (Obsolete - updated on 11/13/2020)
8/04/20 Closure of OADLC and Licensed CPS Facilities When Staff or Individual Diagnosed with COVID-19 (Obsolete)
7/02/20   20-066 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings Licensed by ODP in the Green Phase of the Process to Reopen PA (Updated 11/03/20)  
6/17/20 20-074: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments Update - OBSOLETE
6/09/20 20-069: 2020-2021 Waivers Cap Exceptions Guidance for the Person/Family Directed Support and Community Living Waivers (Obsolete - updated on 9/30/2020)
Cap Exception Excel Template (Obsolete - updated on 9/30/2020)
 6/08/20  20-068: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Applying Department of Health Testing Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities' Residents and Healthcare Personnel to Community and Life Sharing Homes (Obsolete-updated on 12/1/2020)  
 6/05/20  20-066: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings Licensed by ODP in the Green Phase of the Process to Reopen PA (Updated - 7/02/20)  
 5/28/20  20-063: COVID-19 Reinstatment of SIS and PA Supplement (Obsolete - updated on 10/09/2020)  
 5/13/20  20-052 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in Counties Designated by the Governor as Yellow Phase (Obsolete - 6/10/20)  
 4/6/20  (OBSOLETE) 20-040: Residential Provider Checklist for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Attachment: Residential Provider Checklist for confirmed Cases of COVID-19
 
 3/23/20  20-027: COVID 19 Operational Guidance (Obsolete - Updated on 10/16/20)
Attachment: P/FDS, Community Living, and Consolidated Waiver Operational Guide for Appendix K
Attachment: AAW Operational Guide for Appendix K
Attachment: Provider Plan Change Template
 
 3/23/20  20-024: COVID-19 Provider Information Tool - 03-17-2020 (Obsolete)
Attachment: COVID-19 Provider Information Tool - 03-17-2020 (Obsolete)
 
3/17/20   20-023: Suspension of ODP Functions has been updated on 4/3/20. Please see above.
 


ODP Announcement 20-019 has been updated. Please see above.

Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1:39 PM