Updated Schedule: DODD CMS Transition Plan Public Forums
A new schedule for the DODD CMS Transition Plan forums has been set. Join members of the DODD CMS Transition Plan Committee to learn more about the new rule from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and what the state is doing to ensure we’re in compliance. Below is an updated schedule.
Tuesday, December 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
West Toledo Public Library
1320 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, 43612
Thursday, December 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
1331 Edgehill Road, Columbus, 43212
Tuesday, January 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Athens County Board – Beacon School
801 West Union Street, Athens, 45701
Thursday, January 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ESC Conference Center
6393 Oak Tree Blvd. South, Independence, 44131
Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Hamilton County Board – Beckman Adult Center
2600 Civic Center Drive, Cincinnati, 45231
Download the new ODODD HCBS Rules Forum Flyer or visit the Ohio DoDD Our Future site.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new rules regarding federal funding for Home and Community Based Services. OEA members working in Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and the individuals to whom they provide direct services, or those individuals wanting services provided by the County Board, will be directly affected by these changes.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODODD) and other state agencies are in the process of drafting a plan to comply with the new rules. While the federal agency is giving states until March 2015 to become compliant, we anticipate drafts of Ohio’s transition plan to be released for public comment in late fall of this year.
While we haven’t seen the draft transition compliance plan, the ODODD released on November 14, 2014 a schedule of the “CMS Transition Plan Public Forums.” The forums are intended to educate the public on the transition plan and to provide feedback on the plan.