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2015 PAR (Professionals, Advocates, Resources) Regional Training
Brain-Smart Behavioral Supports:
Where Dual Diagnoses, Trauma-Informed Care and Rule Meet
*Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Delaware County Board of DD
Lewis Center, OH (Columbus)
*Thursday, May 21, 2015
ESC - Educational Service Center - Professional Development Center
Independence, OH (Cleveland)
Presenter: Lara Palay - Consultant, Aldridge*Palay
8:30-9:15 - Intro dual diagnosis: statistics, diagnostic and medication issues
9:15-10:30 - Trauma and I/DD: incidence, vulnerability and system response
10:30-10:45 - Mid-morning break
10:45-12:00 - Trauma and the brain: neurological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional and social effects of severe and chronic stress
12:00-1:00 - Lunch break
1:00-2:15 - Post-traumatic growth and facilitating brain change; relational and environmental approaches in trauma-informed care
2:15-2:30 - Mid-afternoon break
2:30-4:00 - Behavioral supports and bringing brain science to the new rule
Registration 8:45 am
Training 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lunch Break 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
PAR Member $65 (lunch included)
Non-Member $85 (lunch included)
*6 hours of DODD certification has been approved for Adult Services, SSA, County Board Member, Investigative Agent & Superintendent.
4 hours of Early Intervention is approved for this training.
Social Work certification is pending approval.
For more information visit: www.par-ohio.org
The following was distributed to Independent Providers by DODD:
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROVIDERS NEWS & INFORMATION LISTSERV
In Governor Kasich's Executive Budget, the State of Ohio is proposing shifting to an agency-only model to improve oversight, fight fraud and abuse, and improve health outcomes for individuals. If approved, this change would phase out independent providers, unless they are providing services under a self-directed waiver.
As a DODD provider, these changes may affect you, and we wanted to share more information about who may be impacted by this change, options for those who are affected, and the time line.
Who is affected?
- If you are an agency provider, this change will not affect you.
- If you are an independent provider who provides services under a self-directed waiver, this does not affect you. Currently, one of DODD's waivers is a self-directed waiver - the Self-Directed Life Funding (SELF) Waiver.
- If you are an independent provider who provides services under the Independent Options (IO) and Level 1 waivers, this will affect you. However, DODD will add a self-directed option to these waivers, which will allow non-agency providers to serve individuals through Employer Authority.
Note: DODD isn't adding a self-directed option to the Transitions DD waiver because that waiver is being phased out.
What are my options?
- You can seek employment through an agency provider if that option works for you.
- You can provide services under a self-directed waiver.
What are the key dates?
This change would take place over a three-year period to allow individuals and providers to make any transitions. Key dates include:
- July 1, 2016: The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) will not enroll any new independent providers.
- July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019: Current independent providers will not have their certification renewed when it expires - they can continue providing services until their certification expires.
- July 1, 2019: ODM will no longer accept claims with dates of service after July 1, 2019, submitted through independent providers, except in cases of self-directed waiver services.
Click on IP Changes - What It Means? for more information
Transitions DD and SELFWaiver Renewal Applications for
1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
- Public Notice -
The purpose of this communication is to provide notification of changes made within the 1915(c) Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver applications and to notify the public of the opportunity to provide input prior to these changes being submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for consideration. A summary of the changes is listed below.
The entire Transitions Developmental Disabilities (TDD) and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF)waiver applications are available online.
A summary of changes made in the Transitions DD Waiver application includes the following:
*As part of the TDD waiver renewal, the state plans to phase-out the waiver during the first two years of the waiver span. This renewal provides for the transition of individuals enrolled in the TDD waiver into Ohio's Individual Options (IO), SELF, and Level One (L1) waivers. The phase-out of TDD waiver aligns with the goal of reducing the number of waivers administered in Ohio. In addition, this process will allow individuals presently enrolled in the TDD waiver to have access to a broader array of services that enhance opportunities for people to enjoy the full benefits of community living.
*The renewal also reflects the use of DODD's revised eligibility assessment tool for determining whether individuals meet criteria for an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Level of Care (LOC). The new tool includes greater specificity in describing the areas in which individuals require support, and establishes a more efficient, electronic process for LOC determinations.
The state has updated quality oversight strategy and performance measures to ensure alignment with the CMS Quality Letter, dated March 12, 2014, titled "Modifications to Quality Measures and Reporting in 1915c Home and Community Based Waivers."
The state has updated Appendix G-2: Safeguards Concerning Restraints and Restrictive Interventions to reflect the Department's "Behavior Support Strategies that Include Restrictive Measures" (OAC 5123:2-2-06) that regulates the use of all restraints and restrictive measures.
A summary of changes made in the SELF waiver application include the following:
*The renewal reflects the use of DODD's revised eligibility assessment tool for determining whether individuals meet criteria for an ICF/IID Level of Care (LOC) . The new tool includes greater specificity in describing the areas in which individuals require support, and establishes a more efficient, electronic process for LOC determinations. The renewal includes reserved capacity for the Statewide HCBS Waiting List Reduction in accordance with Ohio's budget initiatives.
*The state has updated the quality oversight strategy and performance measures to ensure alignment with CMS Quality Letter, dated March 12, 2014, titled "Modifications to Quality Measures and Reporting in 1915c Home and Community Based Waivers."
*The state has updated Appendix G-2: Safeguards Concerning Restraints and Restrictive Interventions to reflect the departments "Behavior Support Strategies that Include Restrictive Measures" (OAC 5123:2-2-06) that regulates the use of all restraints and restrictive measures.
*The draft waivers will remain on DODD's website, and feedback on changes made in the applications will be accepted until March 16, 2015.
To provide feedback:
www.dodd.ohio.gov - click on "DODD Gateway" (left side of screen), click on "Rules and Laws" (top of screen), click on "Rules under Development" (left side of screen
For rules and Laws governing the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities, click below:
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