Nov 20

SDRI Forums Regarding Upcoming Changes (Space is Limited.)

Support Services for Adults with IDD in Oregon are un-dergoing a major restructuring. From new assessment tools to different ways to plan for services , individuals with IDD and their families need to be aware of these changes.

Self-Determination Resources, Inc. will be hosting a series of forums (see the Flyer) to discuss these changes.

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Oct 01

URGENT: Personal Support Workers MUST Fill Out Provider Enrollment Agreement Form, ASAP

Changes are happening at the State administrative level. The State is working on rolling out K Plan services and SEIU is working to finalize union contract negotiations with the State (ratification forthcoming shortly).

In order to remain qualified as a Personal Support Worker (PSW), to receive a provider number from DHS which will eventually be required in order to continue to receive payments, and to be listed [optionally publicly] on the forthcoming Registry and Referral System (RRS), Oregon DHS is requiring each Personal Support Worker (PSW) to fill out and return to DHS a Provider Enrollment Agreement (PEA) form. This applies to all providers qualified as Domestic Employees and as Independent Contractors.

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Aug 14

K Plan: Change is Coming to Oregon DD Services

Heretofore, Developmental Disability services have been provided under the Title XIX (Title 19) Medicaid Waiver, and have worked well enough. However, the system has not been without its faults. Over the last several months, the State of Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has been working on implementing a new funding and service delivery model: Community First Choice Option or “K Plan“. The State has said that it will increase both the overall amount of funding provided by Medicaid for disability-related service delivery in Oregon and the flexibility of service delivery, thus offering consumers additional choice in how and where their services are provided.

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