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OCDEL Guidance on Transition Process and System of Payments
January 31, 2013

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released two announcements: Transition of Toddlers to Preschool or Other Community Services and Pennsylvania’s System of Payment for Infant/Toddler Programs.

ANNOUNCEMENT: EI-13 #01, Transition of Toddlers to Preschool or Other Community Services has a January 30 effective date. This announcement addresses transition planning as a collaborative, extensive, and dynamic series of conversations and activities that should be viewed as a process rather than a specific event. The transition process should promote and ensure continuity of services and provide families with a seamless system of Early Intervention (EI) services. The announcement addresses EI transitions from infant-toddler services to pre-school services and includes guidance on transition notification, planning, meetings, and agreements.

ANNOUNCEMENT: EI-13 #02, Pennsylvania System of Payment has a January 30 effective date. This announcement provides guidance on Pennsylvania’s system of payment requirements under regulations for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 and supporting federal regulations. The announcement also addresses considerations for billing and payments under Medicaid, Medicaid waver, and private insurance.

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