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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-064. The purpose of this communication is to notify trainers and learners that the start of the Medication Administration system upgrade has been delayed. The upcoming system upgrade for the Medication Administration system will be starting Thursday, September 26, 2024, and ending Thursday, October 10, 2024.

Please view the announcement for additional information. Updates are in red.

Happy Summer! Please share these important workshops and Good Life Groups with your network! Register for upcoming events at the PA Family Network website.                 

Support Groups     

LifeCourse Workshops

Waiver Workshops

To achieve the highest tier in the Office of Developmental Program’s (ODP) new performance-based pay initiative, providers must use an EHR and an eMAR. Providers are assessed annually, and their tier determines their reimbursement rates.

Join SETWorks on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 12:00 pm ET for a group discussion, where they will demonstrate how they support all criteria and reporting metrics to meet the highest performance/payment tiers from ODP.

SETWorks in Pennsylvania:

  • Integrations with all funding sources, including ODP, OLTL, OVR and Ticket to Work
  • Generation of Pennsylvania-specific forms and reports
  • Importing authorizations directly from HCSIS
  • Handling of complex rules for residential services for billing to ODP
  • Completing and reviewing required monthly forms
  • Electronic visit verification (EVV) for personal care services is integrated with Sandata
  • Simplified process for Pennsylvania residential re-authorizations

Learn More Here

Register Today!

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-067. This announcement communicates updated guidance for the Community Participation Support (CPS) and Day Habilitation services and requirements relating to Quality Management (QM) plans. Please view the announcement, as well as the QM Data Collection Tool, for information and details.

Happy July! Share these important workshops and Good Life Groups with your network! Register for upcoming events on the PA Family Network website.

Support Groups

LifeCourse Workshops

Waiver Workshops

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) have announced the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal is now available!

Understanding Trauma: From Theory to Practice

This issue of the Positive Approaches Journal addresses the approach to trauma and its role in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism (ID/A) and mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Just as trauma arises from a variety of sources and experiences, addressing it in a meaningful, accessible way requires that each voice is heard, valued, and respected.

There are foundational principles that are vital in determining the best path forward in a trauma-informed manner, and we can and should learn from and leverage these principles and best practices. The goal of this issue of the Positive Approaches Journal is to present diverse, expert voices in understanding trauma from theory to practice.

This issue of Positive Approaches Journal is in digital form, available for viewing online or for downloading at MyODP’s website.

To print a copy of the PDF, online journal, or a specific article, you will find these options within your left navigation bar on any Positive Approaches Journal page. A new window will open with your selected document. In your browser, you may click the Print button in the top left corner of the page, or by using the Print capability within your browser.

Please submit feedback regarding your experience with the Positive Approaches Journal on MyODP by selecting the feedback image on MyODP within your left navigation bar on any Positive Approaches Journal page.

The Positive Approaches Journal is published quarterly. For additional information, please contact ODP electronically.