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IDD Updates - Week of January 6, 2014
January 10, 2014

Mark Your Calendars
The next RCPA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Committee, Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO), and Vocational Rehabilitation Subcommittees are March 13 at the association’s new office, 777 E Park Dr, Harrisburg. Please share issues for discussion with Linda Drummond.

The SCO Subcommittee will meet from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; IDD Committee from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and the Vocational Rehabilitation Subcommittee from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Watch for details and registration in early February.

Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Human Services Licensing Director Matt Jones, will provide an overview of the Provider Licensing Reference Manual at the IDD Committee meeting. He would also like to know member issues and concerns for discussion. Please share those with Ms. Drummond by February 3.

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Updates

  • Bulletin #00-14-01: Rate Setting Methodology for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waiver and Base-Funded Services
  • Bulletin #00-14-02: Fee Schedule Rates and Department Established Rates for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers Services, Targeted Service Management and Community Base-Funded Program
  • A Sheltered Workshop Executives Meeting with ODP Deputy Secretary Lokuta is scheduled for January 24. Members that did not receive an invitation from ODP should contact Linda Drummond.

January 9, 2014

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Updates

  • Announcement #001-14: DP 1022, 1023, 1032 have been Translated into Spanish. The forms are available from the ODP Consulting web site.   
  • ODP Fee Schedule Rates and Department Established Fees for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers Services, Targeted Services Management and Community Intellectual Disability Base-Funded Program has been posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (43.Pa.B. 7598) dated December 28, 2013.
  • Pennsylvania Bulletin: Rate-Setting Methodology for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waiver and Base-Funded Services for Individuals Participating in the ODP Service System. This is specific to residential habilitation eligible services, residential outlier review process, vacancy factor, and transportation trip services. 
  • Comments regarding either Pennsylvania Bulletin announcement may be sent to the ODP rate-setting e-mailbox (ra-ratesetting@state.pa.us) or by mail to Department of Public Welfare, ODP Division of Provider Assistance and Rate Setting, 4th Fl, Health and Welfare Bldg, Foster and Commonwealth Aves, Harrisburg, PA. 17120.

Free Training
Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care is offering regional trainings in the southeast region for anyone interested. More information about training listed below is available here.  

  • January 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Syndromes: Medical and behavioral characteristics of the most common occurring congenital syndromes.
  • January 17, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Depression: Understanding depression and treatments for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • January 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Dementia and Aging
  • January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mental Health Wellness: Identified mental health wellness tools and supports such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plans and Certified Peer Specialists.

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