Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Overview

In the fall of 2017, the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) launched the Compass Project. Since then ODDS has been busy working with our partners to reorient our system. Our North Star is a focus on aligning our system with our person-centered core values. Part of this reorientation requires that ODDS make changes to the waivers, state plan (also known as K-Plan), Oregon administrative rules (OARs), and policies to meet our strategic goal of creating a system that is sustainable, easy to use, with effective communication and equitable access. Read more in our Strategic Plan.

Waivers

One way that ODDS identified to make our system easier to use was to reorganize two of our 1915(c) waivers that Oregon’s I/DD services are governed by.

In the past, Oregon’s waivers were organized by the type of services that a person was getting and who provided their case management supports. When Oregon adopted the K-Plan this way of organizing no longer made sense and was confusing for people getting services.

As of July 1, 2018, the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved our plan to reorganize our waivers. Now, Oregon has an Adult's Waiver and a Children’s Waiver. These changes won’t impact services today and will allow ODDS to tailor services to children and adults in the future.

ODDS is seeking public comment regarding three of its 1915 (c) waivers:

State Plan

Oregon has also made changes 1915(k) State Plan, also known as the K-Plan, which have been approved by CMS. Now the Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) can replace many of our tools that we use to do assessments of need, risk, and level of care. Having one assessment that is used for many things across all the services will make our system easier to use.

OARs

To support the changes that were made with the new Adult’s and Children’s Waivers and the K-Plan ODDS needed to make some changes to our rules. Read more about the rule changes that are effective July 1, 2018, APD-IM-18-057 Oregon Administrative Rule Temporary Changes.

Visit Adopted Administrative Rules for the current rules.

Policy

As ODDS continues to make changes to support our goals we will post the guidance published by ODDS here:

  
  
  
APD-PT-18-0286/28/2018Case Management activities and the ONA
APD-IM-18-0566/28/2018Expenditure Guidelines V.8
APD-IM-18-0576/28/2018Oregon Administrative Rule Temporary Changes
APD-AR-18-0426/27/2018New Level of Care form for Eligibility in eXPRS enrollment – Update June 2018
APD-IM-18-0425/16/2018Eligibility in eXPRS release date and trainings!
APD-AR-18-0325/7/2018Notice of waiver enrollment change
APD-IM-18-0394/27/2018Eligibility in eXPRS release date and trainings!
APD-IM-18-0344/19/2018eXPRS release delay - AR 18-010 and 18-019 dates delayed - Corrected