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IDD Update
May 25, 2011

No information has been received from the Office of Development Programs (ODP) regarding Revenue Reconciliation or Supports Coordination Organization (SCO) state-set rates. PCPA will shar this information with members as soon as it is received..

A PCPA training Building Constructive Staff and Family Relationshipswill be held June 27 in Harrisburg. The training is recommended by the IDD Committee. Early bird registration deadline for reduced rates is May 31. Details and registration information is available from the link.

ODP Announcement #067-11: Update Needed SCO Administrator Contact Information. Each SCO administrator is asked to access the Primary and Secondary Contact Information currently on file with ODP no later than May 31 to confirm the information is correct. The announcement is available at www.odpconsulting.net.

The Departments of Public Welfare and Aging will hold the annual Building Bridges Conference September 20-21. Details regarding this aging and intellectual disability conference will be available closer to the event.

Please note that PCPA’s IDD Committee is scheduled for September 20 and the PCPA Board of Directors Meeting on September 21.

Comments are due by June 14 to PCPA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the CMS #2296-P proposed waiver changes that would allow three populations to be served by one waiver. PCPA sent an Info on May 5 with details and request for comments. Questions should be directed to Linda Drummond.

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is in the process of developing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5), which includes a revision to “Intellectual Developmental Disorder” that would eliminate the use of IQ level as a criteria. This information is available at www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevision/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=384. Comments are being accepted until June 15.

Families USA has developed reports regarding the impact of the proposed federal cuts to Medicaid and the impact on the direct support workforce. Cutting Medicaid: Harming Seniors and People with Disabilities state reports are accessible at www.familiesusa.org. There is a state report on Pennsylvania.

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