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MR Update #04-18: HCSIS, CMS
June 3, 2004

HCSIS Update
HCSIS Update #15 highlights:

  • Release 3.3.0 goes live June 19 addressing ISP changes to support financial management; enhancements to Incident Management (IM) Target Report; and ability to view eligibility and plans by waiver and county. Release and training materials will be posted on the LMS link on June 7 (www.humanservices-r.state.pa.us/HCSISLMS).
  • IM report template to be ready for use by the August 31 due date for the Provider Quarterly IM Report.
  • PROMISe information available at OMAP website (www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/dpwomap.asp) including a “What’s New” section with daily updates and billing guide for the CMS-1500 form.
  • Support Coordinators must complete annual reviews for consumers by end of fiscal year.

CMS Update
The US Health and Human Services Secretary announced five new federal demonstration grants aimed at helping to recruit, train, and retain direct service workers who provide personal assistance to people with disabilities needing daily living support. Grants totaling $5.6 million and which are components of the President’s New Freedom Initiative were given to agencies in Virginia, Washington, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Indiana. Information is available at www.cms.hhs.gov.

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