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IDD Update - March 4, 2014
March 4, 2014

New ODP Workgroup
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has announced the implementation of a Care, Access, and Financial Work Group that will include a variety of stakeholders. This group will identify specific issues and look for potential resolutions. RCPA will be a member. President and CEO Richard Edley and Policy Specialist Linda Drummond have already had discussion with the Department of Public Welfare and ODP regarding funding issues such as the residential vacancy factor, ineligible rates, and fee-schedule rate areas. RCPA is pleased that these discussions have, in part, led to the creation of this work group and looks forward to the development of short- and long-term solutions. Members will be updated and several may be selected to also participate on this initiative. Members interested in participating should contact Linda Drummond.

ODP 2014/15 Proposed Budget
ODP presented an overview of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 proposed budget at the recent Medical Assistance Advisory Committee. Deb Donahue, ODP fiscal director, will present the budget and address questions at the March 13 RCPA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Committee. Members who have not registered for this meeting that are planning to attend may still register.

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