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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared the announcement Additional Guidance for the End of Appendix K Flexibilities in the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Adult Autism Waivers. The purpose of the communication is to provide additional guidance on which Appendix K waiver flexibilities have been added to the approved intellectual disability/autism waivers (ID/A), which are the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waivers, and the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW), as well as which Appendix K flexibilities will be ending November 11, 2023. You can view a quick guide for ID/A Waivers and a quick guide for the Adult Autism Waiver.

Please review all documents for additional information and details.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released updated guidance on the CCBHC Quality Measurements. The guidance provides revisions regarding monitoring of the demonstration project programs:

Additionally, SAMHSA has released a series of webinars and PowerPoints aimed at providing technical assistance for CCBHC providers, listed below:

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) shares ODPANN 23-046: Infection Control Procedures and Mitigating the Spread of Infectious Diseases with an NICC Team Consulting Flyer and Mission Statement. This announcement has two purposes:

  • First, to draw attention to the revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) describing how to determine if a facility should be considered a healthcare or a non-healthcare congregate setting.
  • The second purpose is to provide updated guidance to providers of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) home and community-based services (HCBS) and Private Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF/IDs) for development of policies related to infection control procedures.

Please review the announcement and attachments for further information and detail.

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On Thursday, May 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted updated information to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) website. Included in this updated information is the Review Choice Demonstration for Rehabilitation Facility Services Operational Guide and the IRF RCD Process Flowchart. The flowchart is also contained as an appendix in the operational guide.

The Operational Guide provides additional detail on the processes for IRFs impacted by the RCD. The IRF RCD is expected to begin in Alabama on August 21, 2023. The next phase of the rollout has not been shared yet; however, Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the next states to be impacted.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) recently shared a One Page Reference for Supports Coordination (SC) Billing for Cross-Systems Meetings. The reference document was developed to help Supports Coordinators in determining when to bill for a multi-agency meeting. If the SC facilitates the meeting, it is a billable activity. If the SC is not the facilitator of the meeting but provides information about resources or ODP services in order to better serve the individual and their support needs for more than 15 minutes, they can bill for the time that they were providing information.