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DateODP Announcement
New* 20-095: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments - New Updates 
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 
20-098: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Appendix K Update Waiver Services Provided to Individuals in Hospital Settings and Specialized Supplies
20-097: Appendix K Second Submission and Approval: Emergency Preparedness and Response for ODP Waivers 
Update* 20-085: Provider Attestation Form for Retainer Payments - Clarification for CPS Providers Added
20-096: Government Benefits and Representative Payee Services Frequently Asked Questions
20-095: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) July Retainer Update (Updated - 9/21/2020)
20-094: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quality Assessment & Improvement Interim Review Process
20-093: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Solving Disagreements and Individualized Planning for Individuals Receiving Residential Habilitation and Community Participation Support or Day Habilitation 
20-092: COVID-19 FAQ Version 2 Services Rendered Through ODP's Waivers DHS
20-091: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Delay in Employment Credentials and Certificates 
Closure of OADLC and Licensed CPS Facilities When Staff or Individual Diagnosed with COVID-19 
20-086 Update: Notifying Designated Persons and Providers of an Individual's COVID-19 Exposure of Diagnosis 
20-090: COVID19 Clarification Regarding IDA Services Provided by Relatives and Legal Guardians
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
20-088: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance on Masks Screening and Handwashing
20-087: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Managing Situations Where Masks are Not Worn During the Provision of Services
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
20-066 Update: Updated Guidance for Visitation 
20-067: COVID19 - IHCS Companion Readiness Guide
20-076: Diagnoses Associated with Elevated Risk of Severe Illness or Death Following COVID-19
20-074: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments Update
20-071: Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Forms
20-070: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES Act) Funding for Providers of ODP Waiver Services
20-069: 2020-2021 Waivers Cap Exceptions Guidance for the Person/Family Directed Support and Community Living Waivers
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
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 
20-065: Clarification Reporting Cases of COVID-19
20-063: COVID-19 Reinstatment of SIS and PA Supplement
20-062: ODP Administrative Entity (AE) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19
20-061: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -  Requesting Provider Information - New Process for Reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff 
20-060 COVID-19 Announcement: Reinstatement of QAI C1Y3 Activities
20-056 Update: COVID-19 Individual Transition Guide
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)
20-055: Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Renewal Guidance
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
20-053: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Revised Timeline for Incident Management Bulletin and Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) System Enhancements
20-051: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Available Behavioral Specialists
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
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
20-041 UPDATE: Provider Guidance for Reporting Cases of COVID-19
4/6/20 20-040: Residential Provider Checklist for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
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
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  
3/23/20 20-027: COVID 19 Operational Guidance  
3/20/20 20-026: Provider Re-qualification Deadline Extension of for Cycle 1 Year 3 
3/17/20 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.
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 

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

Last modified: Monday, September 21, 2020, 2:50 PM