Request for comments
COMMENTS DUE: October
How to Comment
Send written comments by fax, mail or email to:
Jesse S. Anderson, State Plan Manager
Health Policy and Analytics
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
(1) The amendment includes the
changes to the institutional level of care language to better reflect current
processes and procedures and align
with currently-approved 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers.
of language referring to the “Live-in” program and “24 hour availability” of
homecare workers and personal support workers to align with DHS-program changes
enacted to address the requirements of Federal Department of Labor regulations.
changes to Oregon Administrative Rule citations.
language relating to functional needs assessment tool used by the Office of
Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS).
language clarifying Group Care Homes operated by ODDS and Group Care Homes
operated by contracted entities.
language to reflect current provider qualifications and verification of
quality assurance performance measures, including the removal of one
performance measure, to align with current performance measures in 1915(c) HCBS
language in rate-setting methodology section to address current process and
rate-setting tools used.
changes to remove dates for compliance that have already passed.
(2) There is no change expected in the annual
OHA will consider all comments received. A State Plan Amendment
will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.