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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared updates to ODPANN 24-043. This announcement’s purpose is:

  1. To announce changes in the Medication Administration Training course and possible impacts of those changes. These changes have been rescheduled from July 1, 2024, to July 15, 2024. Please view the communication for updates in Red.
    1. Written Documentation — Part 1: Pharmacy Label/Medication Record Comparison (Exam)
    2. Lesson Quizzes (1–9)
  2. To announce changes in the Practicum Observer materials, which can be found in Trainer Resources.
  3. To announce the availability of an in-person Face-to-Face class for New Trainers. This class will be held at Temple University – Harrisburg, on June 27, 2024. New Trainers may register for this class on the Medication Administration site after successfully completing the Train- the-Trainer course.

View the announcement for information and details.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-053. This communication announces the release of a new issue of the quarterly newsletter, The CI Program Spotlight, from the Temple University Harrisburg Certified Investigator Program and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Instructions for accessing the newsletter are detailed in the announcement.

As described in ODPANN 24-041, providers were to request the subject payments no later than May 15. As of June 4, 2024, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has processed the subject payments for all providers who have applied. These payments should be visible on the provider’s Remittance Advice on June 17, 2024, at the highest billing service location.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared a reissue of ODPANN 24-039, which highlights the proposed performance-based contracting waiver amendments and rates. It was brought to ODP’s attention that there were several items that needed clarification within the original document. All changes are in red. Please only use this version going forward.

The reissue has updated the links for submitting comments. All other information remains consistent with the original ODP Announcement.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-051. The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of the ISP Manual that includes information from the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support waiver amendments that were effective on November 1, 2023. View the announcement and documents below for instructions and details:

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ODP Announcement 24-049 announces that the recording of the live virtual training sessions held in February and March 2024 regarding implementation of the Residential ISP Staffing approach for Program Specialists is now available on MyODP.

The recorded training session is provided for Residential Provider Program Specialists who contribute to ISP development but were unable to attend the live, virtual training. The training focuses on Program Specialist expectations in ISP development and ensuring consistent, statewide implementation of the Residential ISP Staffing approach.

Program Specialists are responsible for providing critical and up-to-date information to the ISP team so that the ISP is person-centered and mitigates risks to health and safety.

All participants must complete the current prerequisite online training (Residential ISP Staffing: It’s About the Person, Not the Numbers) before being able to view the recordings.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-048. The purpose of this communication is to announce the availability of the recording of the General Overview Webinar for the Provider Preparedness Summits.

Visit here to access the recorded webinar. You can also access the Residential Provider Performance-Based Contracting Self-Assessment resource here.

All content for the provider preparedness toolkit is available on MyODP.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-047. The purpose of this communication is to announce the availability of the provider preparedness toolkit for Performance-Based Contracting. The accompanying files, Residential Provider Performance-Based Contracting Preparedness Self-Assessment and the Residential Provider Performance-Based Contracting Preparedness Plan Workbook, make up the Provider Preparedness Toolkit. This toolkit is being published as a resource for residential providers to use in order to plan for implementation of Performance-Based Contracting.

Please view the announcement and accompanying documents. RCPA also plans to follow up with members with further analysis and comments.