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Oct 19
State of Ohio Enterprise Identity, also known as OHǀID (ODX)

​On October 26, 2018 the State of Ohio Enterprise Identity Solution - OHǀID (ODX) will be incorporated into our DODD Portal login process. The DODD Portal will not be available during this upgrade Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM through Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Although the maintenance window is for the weekend, applications should start becoming available intermittently over the weekend. 

Once completed, DODD system users will notice changes to the login process. These changes provide enhanced security safeguards and align us with the Enterprise Identity solution.

For assistance in navigating these changes to the login process, please refer to the documentation located at the following URL: https://doddportal.prodapps.dodd.ohio.gov/ITS%20Documents/DODD_Login_Changes%20201810.pdf

If you experience any system issues, please email the ITS call center at ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov or call 1-800-617-6733 Option 4.


Oct 17
Pipeline Weekly (October 17, 2018)

DODD Newsletter

October 17, 2018

Mason from Hamilton County operates a Bobcat and other equipment while maintaining the grounds at Madison Tree Care and Landscaping. He says after his supervisor gave him a chance to do the job, he's been able to show others he's more than his disability.

 

"I just want to prove myself to somebody. Just to show them I can do this," Mason says. "I'm beyond the canes."

'OOD Works' Offers Vocational Service Tools

The OOD Works website, through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, outlines three simple steps a person with a disability can follow to see if vocational rehabilitation is right for them. It includes a short self-assessment and instructions on how to apply to OOD for employment services, which include job goal setting, adding employment goals into a person's plan, and getting necessary job training.

 

Check back for more resources and stories during National Disability Employment Awareness Month! #NDEAM

This Week @ DODD

Guide Helps Job Seekers

During #NDEAM, share the Job Seekers Guide to help people with developmental disabilities who want a job learn about available community employment options.

VIDEO: Job Coach Connects Worker with Assistive Tech

What Can NCI Teach Us? Sign Up for Next Live Chat

Fall Webinars Discuss Monthly Rate Calculator

County board staff and providers can register this fall for webinars explaining the new Monthly Rate Calculator, or MRC, which will replace the current daily rate app.

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Oct 15
Memo Monday (October 15, 2018)

Reporting Period End Date: IAF, ODDP

Attention: ICFs

Please remember to certify your providers in both the Individual Assessment Form (IAF) and Ohio Developmental Disabilities Profile (ODDP) portals by October 15 to avoid penalty.

 

Contact CR-ICF@dodd.ohio.gov with any questions about the process.

RMN App Regional Training Announced

Attention: County Boards, DCs, ICFs, Providers

Starting in November, DODD will be hosting Restrictive Measure Notification (RMN) application training sessions statewide to highlight recent enhancements to the application, how to maintain data integrity, and much more.

Register


Oct 10
Pipeline Weekly (October 10, 2018)

DODD Newsletter

October 10, 2018

Alex from Muskingum County works in the Coconis Furniture warehouse, helping the company recycle its packaging material. He says he's made many new friends at his job and enjoys being part of a team.

New Training Series Focuses on Employment

Providers can start taking the new Meaningful Day webinar series to help them better understand and manage community-based services that guide people on the path to employment.

 

Log in to DODD MyLearning for the series or create a DODD Portal account to get started. Earn up to six Continuing Professional Development units for the whole course.

 

Check back for more resources and stories during National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

This Week @ DODD

Make Sure You Can Prevent Choking with This Webinar

Join the Major Unusual Incident team Tuesday, October 16, for a webinar about common choking risk factors and prevention tips for people with disabilities. Sign up.

STABLE Accounts Help Save

Stable Accounts are a way people with disabilities can save up to $15,000 per year of tax-free earnings while not affecting their Medicaid benefits. Learn more.

 

Join RMN Regional Training

Starting in November, DODD will be hosting Restrictive Measure Notification (RMN) application training sessions statewide to highlight recent enhancements to the application, how to maintain data integrity, and much more.

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Oct 08
Memo Monday (October 9, 2018)

Choking Prevention Webinar Next Week

Attention: SSAs, Providers

Join the MUI team October 16 from 1 to 2 PM for a choking prevention webinar about common risk factors and prevention tips for people with developmental disabilities.

Register

ODM Memo: EVV Implementation Delayed

As the Ohio Department of Medicaid moves forward with the implementation of Phase 2 of the Ohio Medicaid Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) project, it is critical that ODM allows enough time for development, testing, and outreach for impacted providers, individuals, and families. For these reasons, after reviewing the project plan, ODM and Sandata have agreed to delay the implementation of this phase of the project. All providers of Phase 2 services will be required to use EVV for all impacted services no later than August 5, 2019.

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DODD Portal Login Upgrading to Include ODX

On October 12, 2018, the State of Ohio Enterprise Identity Solution - OHǀID (ODX) will be incorporated into the DODD Portal login process.

Read Memo

Upcoming Webinars: Monthly Rate Calculator

Attention: Agency Providers, CEOs, COG Directors, County Boards, SSAs, Superintendents

Join DODD in upcoming webinars to learn about monthly rate calculator (MRC), the new way the daily billing units (DBU) are calculated for people who live together and share Homemaker/Personal Care services on a consistent basis. 

Read Memo

Online Map: Assistive Tech Lending Libraries

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has published an interactive online map of the dozens of assistive technology lending libraries across the state. Through a grant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, the council's new Google map helps people with developmental disabilities find where they can try out new technology before they buy it to discover if it's the right fit.

Learn More


Oct 05
State of Ohio Enterprise Identity: OH | ID (ODX)

This is a guidance memo from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. To print this memo, select "CTRL" and "P" on your keyboard.

On October 12, the State of Ohio Enterprise Identity Solution - OHǀID (ODX) will be incorporated into the DODD Portal login process.

The State of Ohio Enterprise Identity solution OH|ID brings enhanced security safeguards and provides a single sign-on across State of Ohio applications. That means one user name and password for DODD applications, as well as those available at other state agencies.

The DODD Portal will not be available Friday, October 12, at 5:30 PM through Sunday, October 14, at 6 PM while the system is upgraded.

On October 15, DODD users will notice changes to how they login.

Users will click the DODD-ODX button for DODD applications.

Need help? Instructions are available here.

For help, contact the ITS Call Center at ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov or 1-800-617-6733 Option 4.

Oct 05
Upcoming Webinars: Monthly Rate Calculator

This is a guidance memo from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. To print this memo, select "CTRL" and "P" on your keyboard.

Join DODD in upcoming webinars to learn about monthly rate calculator (MRC), the new way the daily billing units (DBU) are calculated for people who live together and share Homemaker/Personal Care services on a consistent basis. The new calculation affects agency providers who bill ADL codes and county boards of developmental disabilities who authorize costs for people who live together.

MRC will replace the current daily rate application (DRA) during a phase-in year from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

DODD will be hosting two webinars in November and two in December. There will be one for county boards and one for providers. Click the links below to register.

For County Boards

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8167045221602751234

For Providers

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6725566785806577153

Oct 03
Pipeline Weekly (October 3, 2018)

DODD Newsletter

October 3, 2018

Roadhouse Opens Doors for Job Seekers

For 14 years, Texas Roadhouse in Stow, Ohio, has been giving job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to work. General manager Mitch Lucas says people with disabilities are dedicated employees who show up on time, don't call off, and get the job done. Michelle Price, a local job developer, talks about how important it is for employers to give people with disabilities a chance. Watch their story here.

 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Read Pipeline and follow DODD on social media during October for more stories about people with disabilities finding jobs in their community.

This Week @ DODD

Hiring Guide for Employers

Businesses looking to employ people with disabilities can use this interactive hiring guide from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities focused on creating and retaining a more inclusive workforce.

VIDEO: What Families Had to Say at Tech First Council

Experience National Autism Leaders at OCALICON 2018

Stay Organized with MyFiles

Store all of your training certificates in one place with MyFiles, a new feature of DODD MyLearning. Keep your certificates from completed MyLearning courses along with certificates from in-person or other online training.

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Oct 01
Memo Monday (October 1, 2018)

PASRR Moving to Assessment Center

Attention: COG Directors, County Boards, SSAs, Superintendents

The Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is moving to the Assessment Center within the DODD Statewide Integrated System. If you are a PASRR reviewer in your county, please make sure that you have requested the correct role from your county board approver. 

 

Register for the October 12 webinar to show the steps from receiving a Level One PASRR screen through to the determination. If you have questions, send them to PASRRDOC@dodd.ohio.gov.

Register for Webinar

Changes Coming to Ohio Medicaid Card

Effective October 2018, applicants not enrolled in Managed Care will no longer receive monthly fee for service (FFS) Medicaid or Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) cards on a monthly basis. 

Read Memo

Reporting Period End Date: IAF, ODDP

Attention: ICFs

Please remember to certify your providers in both the Individual Assessment Form (IAF) and Ohio Developmental Disabilities Profile (ODDP) portals by October 15 to avoid penalty.

 

Contact CR-ICF@dodd.ohio.gov with any questions about the process.

PSM Migration to Cloud Successful

Attention: County Boards, Providers

During the weekend of September 22, the Provider Services Management (PSM) system was successfully upgraded to the Cloud platform. With this upgrade, county and state users will see changes in the look and feel of the system.

Read Memo


Sep 28
Family Connection (September, 2018)

September 2018

Online Map: Assistive Tech Lending Libraries

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has published an interactive online map of the dozens of assistive technology lending libraries across the state. Through a grant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, the council's new Google map helps people with developmental disabilities find where they can try out new technology before they buy it to discover if it's the right fit.

Join FAC Core Group

The Family Advisory Council Core Group is accepting applications for the 2019-2021 term. Read about this opportunity.

Technology

When Alice Brouhard’s daughter, Kara, suffered a traumatic brain injury, Alice took finding assistive technology into her own hands.

#FamilyTalk

On the October 5 #FamilyTalk, Steve Beha speaks with Stacy Collins of Employment First about Disability Employment Awareness.

The New Waiting List and You

The Fix the List coalition imagines four friends go through the new Waiting List assessment process at the same time and have four different outcomes. Meet Jaime, Kim, Tracy, and Alex, and learn why their outcomes are different.

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Visit Supporting Families @ DODD.



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