ODP Announcement 22-055 communicates the process for Administrative Entities (AEs) to validate that new Provider Applicants have satisfied all Waiver Provider Qualification requirements effective May 1, 2022.
Pursuant to 55 Pa. Code §6100.82 (relating to enrollment documentation) and the service qualification requirements specified in Appendix C of the Consolidated, P/FDS, and Community Living Waivers, in order to become a qualified provider, applicants must submit required provider qualification documentation designated for new provider applicants. CEOs of provider applicants must successfully complete ODP Provider Applicant Orientation training, which includes pre-registration module webcasts and a full day, face-to-face session. Upon completion of each training component, the CEO must pass a post-test to earn and be issued a Certificate of Achievement.
The New Provider Applicant Process for licensed and unlicensed services is available for provider applicants on MyODP using the following pathway:
- Resources > Intellectual Disability Resources > Waiver Services > Qualification and Enrollment.
These guiding documents steer applicants through the complicated qualification/enrollment processes.
Additionally, a detailed flowchart depicting the process to apply for and obtain a Certificate of Compliance for licensed services is available on MyODP through the same path specified above.
NOTE: Announcement 19-044 “Qualification Process for New Providers” will become obsolete as of the date of this publication.
Providers who plan to qualify for ODP’s Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) must contact the Bureau of Support for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) via email to begin the initial qualifications. Templates and additional documentation can be found below:
- New Provider Qualification — Approval Template
- New Provider Qualification — Additional Information Needed Template
- New Provider Qualification — Not Approved Template
Please read the full announcement for more details.