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DateODP Announcement
 
1/15/21 Thresholds for Community Spread Report (Updated Every Friday) 
1/14/21 New* 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 
 12/10/20 New*  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 or When Staff or Individuals Are Diagnosed with COVID-19, and the Process for Reopening Facilities 
 12/10/20 New* Community Participation Support and OAF Reopening Tool 
 12/01/20  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 
 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
 
11/03/20
20-066 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings (ODP)
 
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
20-095: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) July Retainer Update (Updated - 9/21/2020)
 
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
20-092: 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
20-091: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Delay in Employment Credentials and Certificates 
8/04/20
Closure of OADLC and Licensed CPS Facilities When Staff or Individual Diagnosed with COVID-19 (Obsolete)
 
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
 
7/28/20
20-088: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance on Masks Screening and Handwashing
 
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
 
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)
 
6/24/20
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
 
6/17/20
20-074: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments Update - OBSOLETE
 
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
 
6/09/20
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)
 
6/04/20
20-065: Clarification Reporting Cases of COVID-19
 
5/28/20
20-063: COVID-19 Reinstatment of SIS and PA Supplement (Obsolete - updated on 10/09/2020)
 
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
 
5/13/20
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)
 
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 20-040: Residential Provider Checklist for Confirmed 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  
3/23/20 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
 
3/20/20 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: Friday, January 15, 2021, 4:18 PM