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IDD Updates - Week of July 16, 2012
July 17, 2012

Mark your calendars now for the next IDD Committee on September 18, 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey. A Supports Coordination Subcommittee meeting will be planned starting at 12:45 p.m. in the Sheraton restaurant. Please share agenda topics with Linda Drummond by August 1.

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Updates available at www.odpconsulting.net:

  • Announcement #060-12: Changes Made to ODP’s Customer Service Telephone System. Due to the call volume at ODP’s Customer Service Line, effective immediately callers can direct dial the applicable line and speak with a customer service representative.
  • The correct support hotline for the Office of Administration, which handles the consolidated inspection and licensing process, is 866-503-3926. The formal letter send on July 3 about this new office had the incorrect phone number.
  • ODP has issued three “Health Alerts:” #1 Summer Heat Safety, #2 Summer Sun Safety, and #3 Summer Bug Safety.
  • “Redefining Commitment – Creating Our Legacy –Moving Forward” Conference. September 12 –13. Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. A collaboration with stakeholders from the intellectual disability community; details will be released in near future.

July 19, 2012

The tentative agenda under development for the September 18, IDD Committee includes Ronald Melusky, director, Office of Administration, to provide an overview of the Department of Public Welfare consolidated licensing initiative. Sheila Hoover, new director of Money Follows the Person project, will provide an update and emphasis on community living for those currently residing in institutional environments. Topics for committee discussion include the Psychiatric Hospitalization Discharge form and planning, impact of ODP 2012/13 fee schedule, and an update on curricula under development for the ODP/OMHSAS Dually Diagnosed initiative.

The SCO subcommittee agenda is under development, please share topics for discussion. This meeting will not be held in the Sheraton’s restaurant as originally planned, but in a separate meeting room starting at 1:15 p.m. Watch for details.

ODP updates available at www.odpconsulting.net:

  • ODP letter to agencies stating that those receiving federal funding from ODP are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
  • Announcement #061-12: IM4Q Considerations Manual Available on ODP Consulting System Website
  • Announcement #062-12: Waiver Direct Service Provider Audit Requirements for FY 2011/12 Reporting Period. Audit requirement documents have been posted to ODP consulting web site.

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