RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


IDD Updates – Week of July 7, 2014
July 8, 2014

ODP Update
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has released the following information, available at www.odpconsutling.net.

  • Informational Packet #045-14: Money Follows the Person Initiative – Start-Up and Supports Coordination Transition Support. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) request to receive enhanced federal matching funds to support the movement of people form intermediate care facilities for intellectually disabled to the community
  • Announcement #046-14: Waiver Direct Service Provider Audit Requirements for FY 2013/14 Reporting Period. Requirements are posted to the ODP Consulting web site. Questions may be directed to Fiscal Officer Agnes Rudolf (c-arudolf@pa.gov).

LEAD Webinar
The LEAD Center webinar, “New CMS Regulations on HCBS Settings: Implications for Employment Services,” is available for view. States and stakeholders are working on transition plans based on these new CMS requirements for greater integration. The Pennsylvania DPW is working on potential changes to the state plan based on these recommendations. This document will be released for 30-day public comment by mid-August.

Work Incentives Webinar
A Work Incentives Seminar Event webinar isJuly 30 at 3:00 p.m. The presentation will focus on changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act for Social Security disability beneficiaries and how to find and prepare for Section 503 opportunities.

Kaiser Brief on Olmstead
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a brief, Olmstead’s Role in Community Integration for People with Disabilities under Medicaid: 15 Years after the Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision.

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