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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23—095: Webinar Recording Now Available: General Overview of November 2023 Waiver Amendments. The purpose of this announcement is to communicate the availability of the recordings of two webinars providing a general overview of amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support, and Adult Autism Waivers, effective November 1, 2023. Please review the announcement for information on how to access the recordings.

ODP Announcement 23-022 is to inform all interested parties that the recording of the General Stakeholder Waiver Renewal webinar is available on MyODP. Major changes approved in the Consolidated, P/FDS, and Community Living waiver renewals are discussed within the recording. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the waivers effective January 1, 2023. The webinar recording and accompanying PowerPoint are now available here.

ODP Announcement 22-121 reports that the recording of the presentation provided by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) staff during the webinar on December 1, 2022, which was to provide an overview of the heightened scrutiny process and to listen to public comments, is now posted on MyODP.

Public comments are being accepted until 11:59 pm on December 19, 2022. Please review ODP Announcement 22-117: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Service Locations to be Submitted To CMS. This announcement gives a background description of Heightened Scrutiny, the documents available for public comment, and how to provide public comment

Questions about this communication should be directed via email.

The Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families Work Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23 reflects ongoing efforts as well as areas of focus for new or enhanced strategies for the Supporting Families Initiative Director and leadership team. It also includes highlights of accomplishments from the prior FY. The work plan can be found on the MyODP page for the CoP for Supporting Families.

A webinar is also available that describes the structure of the work plan and the relationship of the Supporting Families Initiative to the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC). It also explains a few of the new and enhanced activities for this fiscal year.

On August 4, 2022, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Since then, every state and Washington, D.C. has recorded cases of the virus. As of September 20, 2022, the CDC reported 24,203 total confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States. Of those cases, 3 percent, or 708 total, were reported in Pennsylvania.

To raise awareness of the epidemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services approached the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Aging Team, which operates the State’s Learning Network, who coordinated just-in-time learning for all long-term care and community programs across Commonwealth. The PA Department of Human Services and PA Department of Health presented “Monkeypox: What You Need to Know” on August 31.

Visit here to view the webcast.

On August 22, 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the availability of Pennsylvania’s Final Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule for a 30-day public comment period. The announcement contained plans for DHS to record a presentation providing a general overview of the HCBS Rule and Pennsylvania’s Final Statewide Transition Plan to prepare stakeholders for public comment. The recording of this presentation is now available on the Home and Community-Based Services Statewide Transition Plan web page.

Pennsylvania’s Final Statewide Transition Plan and information about how to provide public comment, including during webinars specific to the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Office of Developmental Programs, and Office of Long-Term Living, are also available on the HCBS STP web page.