developmental disabilities have a 48-percent lower turnover rate
than their peers without disabilities. Learn
Janet, Her Boss Focus on Team Effort
Williams County and her boss, Tyler, have a strong working relationship
at the Union Street Grille. Tyler says she is dependable and
communicative, while Janet appreciates her boss for helping out with
difficult tasks around the kitchen. WATCH
This Week @ DODD
First Health & Welfare
DODD and Opportunities
for Ohioans with Disabilities are entering their fifth year of their Employment First
partnership! Working together has meant improvements for referrals,
outreach, and collaboration with the local county boards of developmental
disabilities, resulting in a greater number of employment outcomes and
people served. Since the inception of the partnership, 1,587 people
have been placed in competitive employment.
Check out this
video playlist of employment resources and tools, like How OOD
Can Help Meet Your Workforce Needs!
Med. Admin. Rule
changes for unlicensed personnel administering medication will go into effect in early November
with mandatory implementation of changes Jan. 1, 2018.
Among the rule
changes, direct service providers who are not certified to administer
medication but who have taken state-approved annual training will be able
to use vagus nerve simulators. Check out DODD's latest
training on VNS devices. Other important information about state-approved medication
administration training is available on the department's
Operations Training & Tools
Incentivizes Training, Longevity
direct care staff longevity and rewarding efforts to complete
professional training is one way DODD is responding to the needs voiced
by stakeholders to address a shortage of direct service providers and a
historically high turn-over of experienced providers felt across the
Read more about a proposed
add-on to incentivize direct care staff longevity and reward efforts to complete
Live Chat: ICF
The proposed new
intermediate care facility reimbursement system better aligns funding
with changes in the developmental disabilities field, such as increased
this topic during the DODD Live Chat starting 11 AM Thursday, Oct. 19. Josh
Anderson of the department's Medicaid division and Public Consulting
Group's Coy Jones will share the analyses that led to the recommended
changes to modernize the ICF reimbursement system.
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CY 2017 2nd Quarterly MDA Report April-June 2017 Finalized
Changes Coming for SFBAO Request Process
This memo alerts
county boards of developmental disabilities of the identified
enhancements to the state-funded behavior add-on (SFBAO) request process
at the department, which will be effective in the online system Nov. 2,
Updates to ICF, DC Redetermination Process
informs intermediate care facilities (ICFs) and developmental centers
(DCs) that effective Oct. 17, 2017, new fields have been added to the
facility dashboard under the individuals roster and the ICFs
redetermination tab on the Imagine portal to assist ICF evaluators when
a level of care (LOC) redetermination has been missed.
Direct Care Longevity, Training Add-On
Providers, Provider Agencies
Department of Developmental Disabilities will request approval from the
Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services for an add-on rate to be
effective July 1, 2018, incentivizing direct care staff longevity and
rewarding efforts to complete professional training.
Webinar: ICF Reimbursement Proposed Changes
Anderson of DODD’s Division of Medicaid Development and Administration
and Coy Jones of Public Consulting Group as they share the analyses
that led to the recommended changes to modernize the intermediate care
facility reimbursement system during this 11 AM Thursday, Oct. 19,
Incentivizing direct care staff longevity and rewarding efforts to complete professional training is one way the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is responding to the needs voiced by stakeholders to address a shortage of direct service providers and a historically high turn-over of experienced providers felt across the state.
This employee-driven incentive focuses on minimizing additional administrative requirements for agency providers while empowering direct service providers to advance professional goals.
The department will request approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an add-on rate to be effective July 1, 2018. Upon approval, the add-on rate may be submitted for all units of homemaker/personal care (HPC) services delivered by direct service providers meeting the criteria specified below.
Independent providers and agency direct support staff interested in obtaining the add-on rate must meet all of the following conditions in order to be eligible for the proposed add-on rate:
To encourage direct support staff in accessing this increased add-on rate, the department is providing access to more than 60 hours of web-based training through Elsevier's College of Direct Support applicable for the add-on rate at no cost.
Interested direct service providers may access these online courses beginning Nov. 1. These online courses may be accessed at any time, from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Additional implementation guidance to follow.
The purpose of this communication is to alert county boards of developmental disabilities of the identified enhancements to the state-funded behavior add-on (SFBAO) request process at the department, which will be effective in the online system Nov. 2, 2017.
The current process flow remains and only two scenarios have been added to assist with processing. A recorded tutorial will be posted on the DODD training page, called State-Funded Behavior Add-On Enhancements on Oct. 25, 2017.
County boards will now have the ability to:
Enter a state-funded behavior add-on prior to waiver enrollment based on proposed Level of Care (LOC) dates. This will allow the county to submit the request and have it processed and waiting for the waiver enrollment. When the waiver is enrolled, the CRM system will alert DODD to complete the process and notify the submitter of the approval or any other actions needed by the board.
Withdraw a state-funded behavior add-on submitted in error.
Create a new behavior add-on request for a SELF Waiver and the system will "clone" the state-funded behavior add-on form for people enrolled on the SELF Waiver. "Clone" means the criteria responses on the authorized annual form will be auto-populated, and then the board can proceed to update the dates of the approved SFBAO span in that wavier span and/or update the previously approved units as a budget adjustment.
"Clone" the state-funded behavior add-on form for SELF after selecting the desired waiver span for changes in service dates. Requires brief DODD review.
"Clone" the state-funded behavior add-on form for SELF after selecting the desired waiver span for budget adjustments to units. This is automatically approved in the CRM system. There is no DODD review.
For further information, contact Jeanne Gregory-Kaeppner at 614-466-5990 or email@example.com.
Family Advisory Council Meets Oct. 25
The Family Advisory
Council meets to discuss "Planning for the Future" on Wednesday,
Join us as we
discuss guardianship, supported decision-making, and the tools that help
organize a person's plan.
Family Town Hall Asks for Testimony on Tech
DODD and the Ohio
Developmental Disabilities Council are hosting the Ohio
Family Town Hall on Technology
on Friday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4:30 PM at the
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Share your story
about how technology has improved your life or your family member's life!
Speakers will be helping DODD and DD Council make informed decisions about
the direction of technology services.
All families are
welcome to attend this free event, regardless if they currently use remote
support or assistive technology. DODD will also stream the event on
Upcoming Opportunities to Chart Your LifeCourse
partners will join us at the next
quarterly meeting of the Ohio
Community of Practice (CoP) on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Delaware County
Board of Developmental Disabilities.
If you are new to
the LifeCourse framework, OCALICON is hosting a Charting the
LifeCourse workshop all about it Friday, Nov. 17.
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To receive information about the Family Advisory Council, please contact us.
In Ohio, 42
percent of people with developmental disabilities who participated
in the 2015-16 National
Core Indicators consumer survey
said they would like a job in the community, just like
Karl Takes Pride in Car Dealership Job
Coshocton County, is someone who's always admired cars. With support
from the county board of developmental disabilities, Karl now has a job
at the Jeff Drennen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, where he enjoys
detailing vehicles for customers.
Karl in action as he explains
his responsibilities at the dealership.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Share your story
and tag DODD on social media.
Operations Training & Tools
DODD Director John
Martin was presented the 2017 Synergy Ohio Award for his efforts to
better the developmental disability field.
Director Martin had to say about receiving the honor at the Synergy Ohio conference
Tech Town Hall for
How does using
assistive technology and remote support, also known as remote monitoring,
affect the people you serve?
The Friday, Oct.
Family Town Hall on Technology is a time for people who use technology and their families
to tell DODD about how devices and remote services have improved their
lives. The town hall is hosted at the Delaware County Board of
Join the Major
Unusual Incidents team for a one-hour
webinar about misappropriation prevention starting 10 AM Thursday, Oct. 19. The
webinar will address misappropriation red flags and ways to safeguard
money and belongings of people with developmental disabilities.
Deployment of the
Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP) portal, originally set for
Sept. 28, has been delayed until the Dec. 31, 2017, report period end
date. Providers should read more
about the upcoming
ODDP portal applications.
ODDP Portal Release Date Delayed
Deployment of the Ohio
Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP) portal, originally set for Sept. 28,
has been delayed until the Dec. 31, 2017, report period end date.
Deployment of the Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP) portal, originally set for Sept. 28, has been delayed until the Dec. 31, 2017, report period end date (RPED).
Please be on the lookout for further information about release of the ODDP portal and training prior to that date. DODD would like to clarify that providers will not be required to attest to ODDP scores or certify their facilities in the ODDP portal for the Sep. 30 RPED. Providers should continue to assess people with developmental disabilities and certify facilities utilizing the Individual Assessment Form (IAF) system for the Sept. 30 RPED and future RPED dates until instructed otherwise.
Please contact Ashley McKinney with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-644-7596.