Consolidated and P/FDS Proposed Waiver Renewals Effective July 1, 2017

 

PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED AND P/FDS WAIVER RENEWALS APPENDICES I-J

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is making available for public review and comment, Appendices I and J of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) proposed renewals of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers. Appendices I and J contain the financial aspects of the waivers which include but are not limited to; rate determination methods for waiver services, billing validation processes, and methods of payment.

 

DRAFT FEE SCHEDULE DOCUMENTS

The following draft documents are only being provided to assist in the review of Appendices I and J of the proposed waiver renewals. Opportunities to comment on these documents once in final form will be provided at a later date. Since the documents are in draft form and not final, comments should not be provided and will not be considered at this time.

Geographical Area Development Methodology

Wage Ranges for Direct Service Professionals

Fee Schedule Rates and Department-Established Fees


PUBLIC COMMENT For Appendices I and J

The public comment period is 2/18/17 to 3/21/17.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed waiver renewals. Respondents are asked to submit a written copy of their comments by emailing them to ra-ratesetting@pa.gov or mailing them to Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Division of Provider Assistance and Rate Setting, 4th Floor, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania Relay Service by dialing 711 or by using one of the following toll free numbers:

(800) 654-5984 (TDD users)

(800) 654-5988 (voice users)

(844) 308-9292 (Speech-to-Speech)

(844) 308-9291 (Spanish)

The ODP will hold two webinars to receive comments on Appendices I and J of the proposed Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers. Dates, times and links for registration to attend these webinars are as follows:

March 13, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 14, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The following link must be used to register for either of the above webinars: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1327094422743979778. Select the session you wish to attend from the drop down box. Participants are able to attend the webinar by phone, but will need a computer to provide comments during the webinar.

Comments received by midnight on March 21, 2017 will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the proposed waiver renewals.

 

CONSOLIDATED WAIVER DOCUMENTS 

Appendix I: Financial Accountability  

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration

 

PERSON/FAMILY DIRECTED SUPPORT WAIVER DOCUMENTS

Appendix C-4: Additional Limits on Amount of Waiver Services

Appendix I: Financial Accountability

Appendix J: Cost Neutrality Demonstration 

 

ADDITIONAL WAIVER RENEWAL DOCUMENTS:

Community Participation Support PowerPoint