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IDD Update #10-04: ODP Gross Adjustment Policy, ODP Updates, ADD Projects of National Significance, Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September IDD and SCO Committee Meetings
August 11, 2010

ODP Gross Adjustment Policy
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released Informational Packet #102-10: Protocol for Gross Adjustments for Providers of Waiver Services with Cash Flow Concerns. To obtain a gross adjustment a provider must complete the specific request form, provide required documentation showing dire financial issues, and await approval from ODP. Once approved and payment received the gross adjustment must be repaid within 30 days. The protocol was developed to assist providers during the first year of rate setting as they dealt with PROMISe billing issues. The protocol is available at www.odpconsulting.net.

ODP Updates
ODP updates include the following, all available at www.odpconsulting.net:

  • Announcement #109-10: Medication Administration Program Brochures for Class Schedules for Fiscal Year 2010/11
  • Announcement #110-10: Summary of Changes to the Annual Qualifications for Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs)
  • Announcement #111-10: Year Three Cost Report trainings audio replay and presentation materials. All cost reports must pass the desk review to be used. Providers should make their initial cost report upload attempt by October 8. Cost reports must be submitted successfully by October 17. There is no Revenue Reconciliation starting with the 2011/12 fiscal year.
  • Informational Memo #112-10: Revenue Reconciliation Steps and Schedule for Fiscal Year 2010/11. Direct service providers and SCOs who already participate in revenue reconciliation are notified that ODP plans to offer this reconciliation three times during each four-month interval.
  • Draft bulletin: Subcontracting Arrangements for Waiver-funded Services. Comments due to ODP by August 19.

ADD Survey
The US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has developed a priority survey to assist in the development of how to meet the diverse needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Under the Projects of National Significance, the ADD has awards grants and contracts to:

  • Promote the independence, inclusion, and integration into the community of persons with developmental disabilities; and
  • Support the development of national and state policy to enhance these initiatives.

The ADD is asking for input on developing these initiatives through an online survey (available until September 1) www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/survey/survey_landed.html.

DSP Recognition Week
Governor Rendell and the US Senate have issued proclamations establishing the week of September 12 as Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week. This encourages agencies to recognize the contributions and dedication of direct support staff in the intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities systems. PCPA has sent information to members regarding outreach to the media, local governments, and ideas for recognition efforts to implement this at the local level. For additional information contact Linda Drummond

IDD and SCO Committees
PCPA members, mark your calendars for the September 14 committees at Central Pennsylvania College. The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Committee will meet from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will feature a presentation and discussion by K&L Gates attorney Ruth Granfors on filing formal rate appeals with the Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Hearings and Appeals.

The Supports Coordination Subcommittee will meet from 1:15 – 4:00 p.m., with discussion regarding trainings, 2011/12 rates and cost reports, and other relevant issues.

 

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