Developmental Disabilities Provider and Partner Resources

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ODDS is committed to engaging with individuals, families, providers, and case management partners to gather feedback on policy and guidance proposals.

Policy and Guidance Feedback

ODDS is seeking feedback on the following proposed policies or worker guides. ODDS may include specific questions that will help guide our decision making however, we welcome all constructive feedback for improving our policies and guidance. ODDS will respond to comments and suggestions which will be posted with the final version of the policy or worker guide.

Comments or suggestions submitted anonymously may not be included in ODDS's responses to the proposal although the comment or suggestion will be reviewed and considered for improvement to the policy or guidance.

What happens to my feedback? 

When the proposal is finalized and published you can find ODDS responses to feedback along with the draft and final guidance on the Archive page

Policy/Worker Guide

eXPRS Eligibility Draft Intakes

Summary: This action request communicates inactive eXPRS eligibility lines that are in draft intake status, and actions CDDP staff must take to resolve eXPRS draft intake eligibility lines which are not actively in the eligibility determination process. The actions must be completed by August 31, 2021.

Draft Transmittal: eXPRS Eligibility Draft Intake Lines

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. Do the implementation timelines appear reasonable? If not, can you suggest an alternative timeline?
3. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: federally recognized tribes; racial, ethnic and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, or refugees?
4. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?
5. Is the summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 23, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "eXPRS Eligibility Draft Intakes" as the subject line.

Eligibility Specialist Witness Testimony in Administrative Hearings

Summary: This transmittal articulates that ODDS will now have CDDP Eligibility Specialists provide expert witness testimony when an applicant who has been found ineligible for developmental disabilities services requests an administrative hearing. These Administrative Hearings will include both initial denials and redeterminations of eligibility decisions. The Eligibility Specialist will testify to the merits of the case for the eligibility denial based on Oregon Administrative Rule 411-320.

Draft Transmittal: Eligibility Hearings Witness Testimony

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. Do the training and implementation timelines appear reasonable? If not, can you suggest an alternative training timeline?
3. What is the impact on the Eligibility Specialist workload?
4. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: federally recognized tribes; racial, ethnic and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, or refugees?
5. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?
6. Is the summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 26, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "Eligibility Specialist Administrative Hearings" as the subject line.

Direct Nursing Services - Medicaid Provider Enrollment

Summary: The policy transmittal refers to an update to Direct Nursing Services (DNS) Provider Enrollment Worker Guide for Case Management Entities involved with individuals eligible for DNS. The worker guide identifies a new category of DNS provider and describes enrollment instructions for the new provider type called Direct Nursing Services Agencies (DNSA).

Draft:

ODDS Questions:
1. Is the worker guide clear? What could make it clearer?
2. Are the provider enrollment types and instructions easy to follow?
3. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: federally recognized tribes; racial, ethnic and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, or refugees?
4. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?
5. For the policy transmittal, is the summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 28, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "DNS Update Worker Guide" as the subject line.

ONA Assessor Qualifications and Training

Summary: This policy transmittal impacts those who conduct Oregon Needs Assessments (ONA) as certified assessors.

Draft Transmittal: ONA Assessor Qualifications and Training

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: federally recognized tribes; racial, ethnic and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, or refugees?
3. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?
4. Is the summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 30, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "ONA Assessor Qualifications and Training" as the subject line.

Update to The Guide to Assistive Devices and Assistive Technology - Sensory Manipulatives

Summary: The Guide to Assistive Devices and Assistive Technology is being updated to indicate that sensory manipulatives will no longer need a written denial from the health insurance provider to consider ODDS Funding.

Draft Transmittal: Update to The Guide to Assistive Devices and Assistive Technology - Sensory Manipulates

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. What is the impact on the workload to case management entities?
3. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: federally recognized tribes; racial, ethnic and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, or refugees?
4. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?
5. Is the summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 30, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "Sensory Manipulatives" as the subject line.

Archive

Interested in ODDS responses to previous draft proposals? Visit our archive page for a copy of the proposed guidance, ODDS's responses, and the final document.

Stakeholder Groups Forming

ODDS frequently forms stakeholder groups to work and advise on policy topics. Visit this section to check for opportunities to participate.

ODDS may limit participation in stakeholder groups based on size of the group and role of participants. ODDS may reach out to stakeholders through other avenues to ensure broad and diverse perspectives are represented.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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