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IDD Updates - Week of December 23, 2013
December 24, 2013

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Updates

  • Deputy Secretary Lokuta’s Holiday Message
  • Department of Public Welfare Bulletin #00-13-05: Rescission of Joint Bulletins. Rescinds outdated bulletins jointly issued by ODP, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Office of Income Maintenance
  • HCSIS December Project Update: ODP-related information includes Annotated Individual Service Plan (ISP), HCSIS Reports Guide, ISP Characters Count, and Harry M. Changes implemented.

Free Training

  • January 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m. RCPA Presents Healthy Pennsylvania Webcast
  • January 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m. ACCSES offers webinar on Rehabilitation Act Section 503 Final Rule that becomes effective on March 24, 2014.
  • January 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m. In cooperation with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, RCPA is offering either on site or by webcast Media Advocacy.

December 23, 2013

MA Bulletin
The Department of Public Welfare has issued a new Medical Assistance (MA) bulletin, Preferred Drug List Update January 22, 2014 – Pharmacy Services. The bulletin applies to all licensed pharmacies and prescribers enrolled in the Medical Assistance program and providing services in the fee-for-service delivery system, including pharmacy services to residents of long-term care facilities.

Office of Developmental Programs Updates

  • Announcement #106-13: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Increase for Calendar Year 2014. The SSI increase of 1.5 percent is effective in January. The monthly maximum federal amount for 2014 is $721 for individuals. Room and board contracts should be adjusted accordingly.
  • Informational Memo #107-13: Updates Coming to Comply with Affordable Care Act: Delivery Date Change for the Electronic Remittance Advice (835 Transaction) and New Addenda Record

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