A message from Rick Smith of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP):
Dear Providers of ODP Waiver or Base Funded Services:
ODP is currently in the process of refreshing data for Fee Schedule services. The data gathered by this survey will help inform ODP rate assumptions.
By September 20, providers are asked to answer the following questions for ODP waiver or base funded services only; which includes Consolidated, Community Living, P/FDS, Adult Autism waivers and Base. Do not include ICF/ID data in your agency’s response. Please provide only one survey response per organization (MPI). If the data is not available, please skip that question and move to the next question.
Director of Fiscal Operations
Although we will miss seeing everyone in person, this year’s 2021 RCPA-MDCBH-A.N.D. Virtual Conference is not to be missed! With general sessions, “think” sessions, workshops, and on-demand sessions, we have something for everyone. We are fortunate to have expert speakers sharing their knowledge regarding leadership, workforce development, managed care, measurement-based care, use of technology in service delivery, and regrouping during COVID-19.
Our speakers will cover all service areas supported by RCPA membership, including mental health, drug and alcohol, brain injury, children’s, and IDD services.
We also managed to work a little fun into the schedule as well – details coming soon! Don’t miss out on this great experience. Register now!
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Start time: 9:00 am
End time: 12:30 pm
This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public is invited to call in to this meeting using the following information:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar:
When: September 16, 2021, 09:00 am Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: PA State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation Quarterly Meeting
Please visit this link to join the webinar:
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CART and sign language interpreters will be available during this meeting via Zoom.
Those using a screen reader can connect here.
The agenda for this meeting is below. Anyone who would like to make public comment prior to the meeting may submit their comments via email.
Additional auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please email your request.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENDA
September 16, 2021
9:00 – 9:20
Welcome & Opening Remarks, Jennifer Berrier, Secretary, Labor & Industry
9:20 – 9:40
Executive Director’s Remarks, Shannon Austin, Executive Director, OVR
9:40 – 9:50
Deputy Director’s Remarks, Jeremiah Underhill, Deputy Executive Director, OVR
9:50 – 10:00
Action: Approval of 2022 meeting dates and locations
OVR BUREAU DIRECTOR REPORTS
10:00 – 10:20
Hiram G. Andrews Center, Jill Moriconi, Director
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, Rod Alcidonis, Director
Bureau of Central Operations, Ralph Roach, Director
10:20 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:50
Statewide Independent Living Council, Matthew Seeley, Executive Director
PA Rehabilitation Council, Passle Helminski, Chair
Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Melissa Hawkins, Director
Client Assistance Program, Steve Pennington, Executive Director
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
10:50 – 11:05
Update on 2-Year Modification to the Combined State Plan, Lee Ann Stewart
11:05 – 11:30
Overview of the Client Assistance Program (CAP), Steve Pennington
11:30 – 11:50
Update on OVR Policy Workgroups
11:50 – 12:10
Review of Technical Support Provided to PA OVR, Rachel Anderson, VRTAC-QM
12:10 – 12:30
ODP Announcement 21-063 serves to disseminate operating procedures and directions for the IM process for private ICFs as well as SCOs and County ID Programs serving individuals residing in a private ICF. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has scheduled an ICF Task Force meeting to discuss this guidance and answer questions for September 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please register in advance for the ICF Task Force meeting.
During this meeting, ODP will also be providing private ICF stakeholders with timelines and information about the process to add incident management regulations into 55 PA. Code Chapter 6600.