PAR Mail 2018-153 | August 8, 2018
Register to hear from ODP and PAR Members at PAR 2380/2390 Workgroup Meeting
Register now for the August 27, 2018 PAR 2380/2390 Services Workgroup meeting from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Harrisburg Hilton! This workgroup meets quarterly is and open to all PAR members.
ODP Updates and Feedback Session
Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Director of the Bureau of Quality and Policy Kristin Ahrens will provide updates from ODP and hold a Q&A session, including a discussion on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and the July 25, 2018 ODP Bulletin on Interim Technical Guidance for Claim and Service Documentation. Please take a moment to send in any questions, including documentation questions, you would like Kristin to cover by filling out this survey by Wednesday, August 15.
Preventing Abuse and Building Healthy Relationships
In response to ODP's call to action regarding the sexual abuse epidemic of people with intellectual disability or autism, each PAR workgroup will be discussing this issue and possible solutions. Karen Parenti of Melmark will lead a subgroup of the 2380/2390 Workgroup to develop recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities that Community Participation Supports poses for building healthy relationships and preventing abuse.
Rural Providers Discussion
In response to member concerns regarding the unique issues faced by providers providing 2380/2390 services in rural areas, the meeting will also include an agenda item dedicated to these issues. During the Rural Providers session, Kristin will discuss ODP's experiences with the rural provider visits and have a Q&A session.
Registration Information
The registration fee for the meeting is $79.00. It will cover your registration, a break, and lunch. (Note: to avoid duplicate invoicing or credit card receipts, you will not receive a separate invoice or receipt from PAR when you register online; please print what you need at the time that you register online.) If you register and find that you have to cancel your attendance or send a substitute in your place, you are welcome to a refund if the cancellation is received by Wednesday, August 22 close of business. If you have any questions about how to register, please contact Megan Dickson at megan@par.net or call 717-236-2374, ext. 506.
Hotel Information

Book your hotel room at the Harrisburg Hilton by August 13 to receive PAR's discounted rate! You can also reserve your hotel room by calling the Hilton Towers in Harrisburg at 717-233-6000 and giving the group code PARA18.
Parking Information

Daytime meeting attendees of The Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate of $5. Just have your parking ticket stamped either at the Business Center on the 2nd floor or the Hotel Front Desk on the 1st floor to receive a $5 parking pass to exit the parking garage. If you are staying overnight, you will receive a card at check-in. Cost for overnight parking is $10 per night.