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IDD Update – December 12, 2013
December 12, 2013

The Office of Developmental Program (ODP) has released Informational Packet #103-13: Updated Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Services (FMS): Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowances Effective January 1, 2014.

Overview:

  • Department established fees are changing effective January 1, 2014.
  • Changes are due to AWC FMS organizations no longer being required by the Affordable Care Act to provide health insurance options for full-time employees.
  • Effective January 1, 2014 the AWC FMS is responsible to bill using the new fees.
  • Supports Coordination has until January 17, 2014 to update the Individual Support Plan (ISP) using the adjusted amount for services from January 1 – June 30, 2014.
  • Effective January 1, 2014 ODP Informational Packet #046-13 is obsolete.

Informational Packet #104-13: Instructions for Revising ISPs with the Updated AWC FMS Fees effective January 1, 2014. Supports Coordinators must update ISPs to reflect rate changes and submit to the Administrative Entity (AE) for approval no later than January 17, 2014. The AE shall approve and authorize ISPs no later than January 31, 2014.

Announcement #105-13: ISP Review Checklist Revision. The revised ISP Review Checklist (DP 1050) dated September 13 should be implemented as of December 11. The update ISP Checklist is stored on the ODP Consulting web site. All inquiries regarding the ISP Review Checklist should be sent to ra-odpispinquiries@pa.gov

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