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May 31, 2016Alerts

Office of Developmental Programs Teleconference on Proposed Waiver Amendments


See below for an announcement from the Office of Developmental Programs.

Register now to participate in the ODP Teleconferences on Waiver Amendments Effective June 30, 2016

ODP Communication Number: Announcement 033-16

The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives.

ODP’s Everyday Lives Conference – September 14-16, 2016 – Hershey, PA- More Information to Come

AUDIENCE: All interested parties

PURPOSE: To provide advance notice of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP’s) upcoming teleconferences regarding the proposed fifth amendments to the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers effective date June 30, 2016. These teleconferences will be held on July 8, 2016 and July 11, 2016. Information on times and registration for the teleconferences is provided below.

DISCUSSION: The ODP submitted amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers on April 1, 2016 with a proposed effective date of June 30, 2016. These amendment applications are available on the Department of Human Services (DHS) website. Please see ODP Communication 026-16, NOW AVAILABLE: Fifth Waiver Amendments Submitted to CMS for ODP Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers Effective June 30, 2016 for detailed information regarding the Waiver Amendment changes submitted to CMS.

The ODP will hold two teleconferences to provide information about the changes made in the Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Amendments effective June 30, 2016. Dates, times and links for registration to participate in these teleconferences are as follows:

July 8, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Register at the following link:

July 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register at the following link:

Registration is available now and remains open until each teleconference ends.

To assist the Department in providing information that is important to you during these teleconferences, individuals are asked to email their questions to by close of business June 20, 2016.

To facilitate this discussion, please find a link below to the Waiver Amendment information submitted to CMS. The Waiver amendments have not been approved by CMS and changes may occur to the content based upon discussions with CMS during the approval process. Any changes made will be discussed during the teleconferences.


Thank you.

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