RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


ODP Requests Additional Provider Costs Information
January 15, 2009

The Office of DevelopmentalPrograms (ODP) is requesting additional information from providers needed to develop prospective payment rates for the 2009/10 fiscal year. All providers that submitted cost reports for FY 2007/08 must complete the data requested and return in the specified format no later than January 23 to odpcostreporthelp@mercer.com.  Details are available on the ODP Consulting web site (www.odpconsulting.net) under Cost Report Supplemental Data Request.

Historical data reported in FY 2007/08 cost reports do not reflect certain provider costs that should be reflected in the 2009/10 payment rates. Three such changes are:

  1. Change in service definitions effective July 1, 2009, which clarifies that day program providers are responsible for all required staffing needs for waiver participants attending their programs;
  2. Service definition changes clarifying that residential habilitation providers are responsible for transportation to and from a day program for waiver participants who receive residential habilitation for the providers; and
  3. Mid-year or subsequent year changes in staff authorized through the Individual Emergency Status Form (IESF) process to accommodate a waiver participant’s change in need based on the IESF process.

Questions may be submitted to odpcostreporthelp@mercer.com.

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