Yesterday, the General Assembly passed budget bills to restore aid to the various programs that were vetoed by the governor back in December. The new budget bills authorize important funding for education, agriculture, and rural hospitals.
RCPA is hosting Capitol Day on Tuesday, April 12 to advocate for a realistic budget that offers the supports required by Pennsylvanians in need of adult and children’s mental health, brain injury, medical/vocational rehabilitation, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use, and autism services. It is important that members take action! RCPA urges members, supporters, consumers, and families to join us at Capitol Day and let elected officials know these services are essential and must be supported.
On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order requiring contractors with state contracts to pay their employees at least $10.15 an hour.
Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his 2016/17 executive budget to the General Assembly on Tuesday.
The Provider Revalidation Webinar, with Jamie Buchenauer from DHS, was held on Wednesday, January 6. RCPA members and invited guests received answers to many of their questions regarding the revalidation process. Also on hand to offer input and answer questions were Ron Melusky and Chuck Frick from ODP, Lisa Page from OMHSAS, and Rosemary Cosgrove from OMAP. A recorded version of this webinar is available. The PowerPoint presentation is also available to download or print.
Other information supplied by DHS:
https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/downloads/R371PI.pdf – Page 24 outlines the screening levels.
Link to the OMHSAS 14-03 bulletin regarding revalidation – http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/bulletin_admin/c_093853.pdf
|ODP Provider Enrollment
General ODP enrollment programs
Hours of operations: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
|Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) Provider Call Center
Assists with nursing facilities, ICF/MRs, LIFE program billing questions, OLTL waivers billing and general enrollment questions
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 4 PM
|Behavioral Health Provider Hotline – OMHSAS
Assistance with technical issues (billing/recipient eligibility) from BH provider, BH MCOs, counties etc.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM-3:45 PM
DHS Desk Reference – http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/webcopy/c_214048.pdf
Treasury sending out $3.3 billion in payment to schools, counties, and human services organizations