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IDD Updates - Week of August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013

House Resolution
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives issued House Resolution 418 designating the week of September 15 as “National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week”.

ODP Updates
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has issued the following announcements:

  • Announcement #060-13: Reserved Capacity 2013 Update Webcasts Now Available. New information on reserved capacity for hospital/rehabilitation care per amendments to the Person and Family Directed Supports waiver and clarification of fare hearing timelines and procedures for administrative entity (AE) staff.
  • Announcement #061-13: ODP Year 6 Cost Repot Instructions and Excel Template for Waiver Direct Service Provider Staff. Year 6 cost report instructions and a template have been posted to the ODP Consulting web site and web-based training sessions on completion of these reports will be held on September 11 and 17.
  • Announcement #062-13: VF/EA Information Sessions 8/27/13-8/29/13. Trainings will provide AEs and supports coordinators with in-depth knowledge of the vendor fiscal/employer agent program.
  • Announcement #063-13: Futures Planning: It’s Your Turn! How and When People Can Share Their Thoughts and Ideas about Action Plans.  RCPA members providing comments to ODP are requested to also share a copy with Linda Drummond.

RCPA IDD and SCO Committees
Members are reminded to send issues and questions for September 5 IDD Committee and SCO Subcommittee presenters to Linda Drummond so they are prepared to address specific issues during the meetings.

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