Through November, DODD is offering in-person training to prepare providers, county boards of developmental disabilities, and intermediate care facilities for the new Outcome Tracking System (OTS) application.
The OTS application will replace the Employment First Outcome Tracking System (EF OTS) in October. The new OTS application captures data about how people who are receiving Medicaid services are spending their days. OTS will look at larger outcomes that are happening within service systems rather than focusing on individual outcomes identified in a person's Individual Service Plan (ISP).
The information captured within OTS will allow the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) to align policies, procedures, and legislation to improve how people live, work, and spend time in their communities.
To find a training near you, visit the OTS page in DODD MyLearning. Log in to DODD MyLearning using the person icon at the top of the screen. Three Continuing Professional Development credits are available for completed training sessions.
With questions, contact Lindsay Terry Stine at email@example.com.
Participation in OTS is a requirement for employment providers per the Employment First rule, OAC 5123:2-2-05.
Employment providers are required to answer questions #1 through #4 and the associated sub-questions. Questions #5 and #6 are not required per rule for any provider, but DODD encourages all providers pulled into the OTS to answer said questions to help DODD understand how people live, work, and spend time in their communities. This data will be shared on an external website for all Ohioans to see, including the aggregate data from questions #5 and #6.