Renewal of Intellectual Disability Waivers, Effective July 1, 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the ODP five year Waiver Renewals for the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers on May 24, 2012. The approved Waiver Renewals are effective July 1, 2012. Below is information related to Waiver Renewal Activities. Login is required for some items.

Please be alert as ODP will issue future communications regarding Waiver Renewal implementation activities.

Reserved Capacity <login required>
This two-part webcast discusses Reserved Capacity: what it is, how it works, and the associated roles and responsibilities. The presentations also include information about how Reserved Capacity impacts other processes, such as enrollment in the waiver, Waiver service delivery, and Individual Support Plan development.
Credit Hours: 2

ISP Manual 2012 Update <login required>
This course containing five (5) lessons provides updated information about the Individual Support Plan (ISP) Manual, as a result of the approved Renewals of the Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers.
Credit Hours: 4

Renewal of ID Waivers July 1, 2012 - Overview <login required>
This webcast is designed to provide a high-level overview of the changes that have occurred and will be implemented as a result of the approved Renewals of the Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers.

Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers (P/FDS):

Approved Consolidated Waiver Renewal
Approved Person/Family Directed Support Waiver Renewal
Approved ODP Waiver Renewal Announcement #052-12

NOTE: There are changes in the way the waiver application will display some information in the approved renewals. Due to the web-based application character limitation some required information from various sections of the waiver are included in the designated overflow section of the waiver. This information can be found in the Main Module section of the waivers titled “Additional Needed Information (Optional)” which is located immediately before Appendix A.

More information on the approved Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers effective July 1, 2012 can be found on the DPW Website (www.dpw.state.pa.us): Learn About DPW > Waiver Information > Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Person/Family Directed Support Waiver.

ODP Home and Community-Based Services Regulations (Title 55 CH. 51)
ODP Regulations Update Announcement #049-12

Individual Support Plan Manual 2012 Update Announcement #095-12

ISP Manual Replacement Page Informational Packet #099-12

Approval of Residential Services Locations and Program Capacity Informational Packet #055-12
ISP Development Process Informational Memo #056-12
Renewal of ID Waivers Webcast Announcement #057-12
Request for Exception to Service Limits or Units Informational Packet #067-12

Provider Qualification
Provider Qualification Revisions Informational Memo #068-12