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ODP Announcement 22-079 announces the start of Cycle 2 of the Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process. Cycle 2, Year 1 of the QA&I Process will begin on August 1, 2022. All materials and resources related to the QA&I Process will be posted on the MyODP Training & Resource Center (MyODP). Please note that you must be logged into MyODP to access the information.

Please direct any inquiries, issues, or concerns regarding this communication to the QA&I Process inbox.

Monday, July 18, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These training sessions are intended for Administrative Entities (AE), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO), and Provider QA&I Leads and will provide an overview of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) QA&I Cycle 2 Year 1 Review Process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23. Attendees need only attend one of the two available sessions, as the same content will be covered during both sessions.

To register, select on the preferred date and time above.

ODP Announcement 21-082 announces the release of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report for Fiscal Year 2020–2021. The report provides QA&I review results of AEs, SCOs, and Providers and includes a summary analysis of statewide data collected during Interim Year 1 (IY1) of the QA&I cycle for the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), Community Living, and Adult Autism waivers.

The report highlights successes and opportunities for systemic quality improvement discovered during QA&I reviews in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Key results are underscored in entity-specific subsections entitled “Reasons to Celebrate” and “Highlighting Opportunities.” The intent of the latter is to encourage entities to target these low performing areas with quality improvement activities.

ODP Announcement 21-069 announces the release of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report for Cycle 1 Fiscal Years: 2017–2018, 2018–2019, 2019–2020. This provides a review of results gathered from Administrative Entities (AEs), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs), and Providers. The report includes a summary analysis of statewide data collected during the first three-year cycle of QA&I for the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP’s) Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Community Living waivers, collectively referred to as the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) waivers.

This report highlights successes and opportunities for systemic quality improvement discovered during QA&I reviews in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Key results are underscored in entity-specific subsections entitled “Reasons to Celebrate” and “Highlighting Opportunities.” The intent of the latter is to encourage entities to target these low performing areas with quality improvement activities. The QA&I Annual Statewide Report can be accessed on the MyODP website on the QA&I reports page. You may also access the QA&I report directly.

Message from the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP):

Good Morning:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) activities associated to Cycle 2, Year 1 until July 1, 2022. For FY 2021–2022, ODP will be conducting a second interim review process with several temporarily modified QA&I activities of Administrative Entities (AE), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO), and Providers; which includes Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Services (FMS) Providers.

The QA&I Interim Year 2 review process is used to demonstrate outcomes in the following areas: CMS Performance Measures, Information Sharing Advisory Committee (ISAC) recommendations, health and welfare, and ODP priorities. It also serves to validate an entity’s adherence with federal and state requirements.

During Interim Year 2, AEs, SCOs and Providers identified in the sample will not receive a traditional onsite review as all activities will occur remotely to include a virtual conference and virtual follow-up meetings if necessary.

Attached please find the updated QA&I Interim Year 2 Review Process Document that includes the changes highlighted in yellow. This document will provide important information for stakeholders to complete the process successfully.

ODP recognizes the many ongoing challenges providers, SCOs, and AEs are managing related to the COVID-19 pandemic; thank you for your continued commitment to supporting individuals with and intellectual disability and autism.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has announced the availability of two training webinars in June. ODP staff will review changes in the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) tools and process and expectations for self-assessment, onsite and remediation activities for Cycle 1, Year 2 which begins July 1, 2018.

The webinars will be presented Thursday, June 14 & Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Please only register for one as the same presentation will be offered on both days. Please register for the training webinar following this link.

INQUIRIES: Please direct any questions, issues or concerns to your QA&I Regional Coordinator and cc the QA&I Process mailbox.

QA&I Regional Coordinators:

Central Region Northeast Region Southeast Region Western Region
Robyn Seville

c-rseville@pa.gov

Rachel Toman

c-rtoman@pa.gov

Roger Crisanty

c-rcrisant@pa.gov

Renee Bruno

c-clbruno@pa.gov