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Participant Directed Services

The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) continues to remind participants of the in-person drop-in sessions for those that are in Community HealthChoices (CHC) participant-directed services due to Tempus taking over as the fiscal/employer agent for these services. These sessions are scheduled to assist with the completion of the Common Law Employer (CLE) and Direct Care Worker (DCW) packets and provide training on how to use the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. Appointments do not need to be scheduled, and the entire process will take one hour. Session dates and locations are provided below.

Wednesday, May 25
Allentown
Renaissance Allentown
12 North 7th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 26
Philadelphia
Liacouras Center at Temple University
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 31
Erie
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Room 103 A/B
Erie, PA 16507
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 1
Pittsburgh
UPMC Harbor Gardens
1650 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 2
Altoona
Altoona Public Library
1600 5th Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Beginning on May 10, 2022, and continuing throughout the month into early June, Tempus and the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) will be holding in-person drop-in sessions across the state to assist participants in completing Common Law Employer (CLE) and Direct Care Worker (DCW) packets. They will also be providing training on how to use the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system. Tempus will be taking over as the Fiscal/Employer Agent Services for CHC Participant-Directed Services; therefore, participants and DCWs must complete transition packets and attend EVV training. The chart below provides the dates, times, and locations of these drop-in sessions. Attendees do not need to set up an appointment to attend, and the sessions should take approximately one hour. Staff from Tempus and the CHC MCOs will be at each session to answer questions.

Date Location Address Time
Tuesday, May 10    York  

Hampton Inn
1550 Mt. Zion Rd.
York, PA 17402

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12 Harrisburg  

TEF Office
1500 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, May 16 Williamsport  

Genetti Hotel
200 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18 Philadelphia  

Deliverance Church
2001 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
 

Tuesday, May 24                                  

Reading  

DoubleTree by Hilton
701 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25 Allentown  

Renaissance Allentown
12 North 7th Street
Allentown, PA 18101

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1 Pittsburgh  

UPMC Harbor Gardens
1650 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 2 Altoona  

Altoona Public Library
1600 5th Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

ODP Announcement 22-025 is to inform individuals that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) updated the data used in establishing rates that impacted the hourly wage and benefits rages effective March 1, 2022.

While the rate setting process resulted in minor decreases to the Upper Bound of the Hourly Wage and Benefits Ranges for several services in Attachment #1, ODP has decided to continue the Upper Bound at the levels that were in effect prior to March 1, 2022, for those services. The Hourly Wage and Benefits Ranges in Attachment #1 have been updated and should be used to pay SSPs and to support claims processing in the Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System in electronic format (PROMISe™) by the VF/EA FMS organization.

This communication will only be updated when changes occur to the information contained within.

ODP Announcement 22-025 serves to provide the hourly wage and benefits ranges for specific Participant Directed Services (PDS) for participants utilizing the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) FMS model, effective March 1, 2022. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) updated the data used in establishing rates, which impacted the hourly wage and benefits ranges. The high end of the hourly wage and benefits ranges either increased or remained the same. There were no decreases to the high end of the hourly wage and benefits ranges. These wage and benefit ranges will be used to pay SSPs and to support claims processing in the Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System in electronic format (PROMISe™) by the VF/EA FMS organization. This communication will only be updated when changes occur to the information contained within.

The Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of Bulletin 00-20-04: “Participant-Directed Services: Agency with Choice Financial Management Services Model. This bulletin obsoletes and replaces ODP Bulletin 00-08-08: “Agency with Choice Financial Management Services (AWC FMS)”.

There have been extensive changes in ODP’s waivers, regulations, and structure in the 12 years since Bulletin 00-08-08 was issued. Bulletin 00-20-04, which was developed with significant stakeholder input, updates and modernizes ODP’s expectations for AWC operations to reflect contemporary practices in service delivery.

ODP intends to provide targeted training and education sessions on Bulletin 00-20-04 as soon as it can be accomplished. See the following attachments for additional information:

Attachment 1: AWC Employer Responsibilities

Attachment 2: Managing Employer Skills Training Topics

Attachment 3: Model Managing Employer Agreement Form

Questions about the bulletin’s implementation or contents may be directed to the appropriate ODP Regional Office or to ODP’s Participant Direction Administration Unit.

Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2020

This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has issued Announcement 20-077 with the wage and benefit range tables for specific participant directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Financial Management Services (FMS) organization (currently Palco Inc), Participants1 utilizing the VF/EA FMS model, common law employers, Support Service Professionals (SSPs), Administrative Entities (AEs), Supports Coordination Organization (SCO) providers VF/EA FMS model, effective July 1, 2020.

These wage and benefit ranges will be used to pay SSPs and to support claims processing in the Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System in electronic format (PROMISe™) by the VF/EA FMS organization.

Following publication of this wage range and benefit announcement, this communication will only be published when updates occur to the information contained within.

ODP released two announcements regarding Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowances for Specific Participant Directed Services that will become effective with the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.

ODP Announcement 19-075 is in regard to Agency with Choice (AWC) for AWC Financial Management Services (FMS), participants utilizing the AWC FMS model, managing employers, Support Service Professionals (SSPs), Administrative Entities (AEs), and Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs). The announcement includes wage ranges and hourly benefits allowances attachments and tables.  There is guidance regarding enhanced communication and a new procedure code for the Chore Service. Homemaker is a separate service. The wage ranges for both services are the same and remain unchanged from FY 2018/19.

ODP Announcement 19-076 applies to the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) services. This announcement also contains wage ranges and hourly benefits allowances attachments and tables, as well as guidance regarding enhanced communication.

Contact Carol Ferenz, RCPA IDD Division Director, with questions.