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1099 Forms Available Online for Providers

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is sharing some basic tax information for independent and agency providers who are filing their 2018 tax returns. For more information, please  click  here

Please note that HCDDS & DODD cannot answer tax questions, and providers with questions about their taxes will be directed to contact the Internal Revenue Service. 
Compliance Review Tools
Compliance review tools were recently updated to reflect changes to rule. Please be sure to note the multiple changes in the areas of MUI, Service Delivery and Documentation and Personnel. A summary of the changes that were made to the tool are available here for Agency and Independent Providers. Below are links to the new compliance tools that went into effect 1/1/19.
SeizureNew Seizure Medication Received FDA Approval
Epidiolex is the first and only FDS approved Prescription Cannabidiol. Epidiolex is a prescription pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, marijuana plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in patients two years of age or older.
This medication may be administered by DD Personnel who are Medication Administration Certified and meet all DODD standards and rules for medication administration and/or delegation (where applicable). Epidiolex is controlled in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act. Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. For additional questions, please reach out to our email to be connected with a HCDDS QI Nurse.
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Reminder

Beginning  Aug. 5, for individuals that receive HPC in 15 minute units, Medicaid's Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will need to be used by DSPs to clock in and out as they provide services.  Without this, providers will be unable to bill for services.  Prior to this, all provider and DSPs using EVV will need to attend ODM's training on the process and system.  We are being told that training opportunities will begin in April.
To capture visits, Medicaid has technology available through Sandata for DSPs and independent providers to use.  If an agency provider would like to use an alternative system, Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) permits this, but it has to go through the approval process.  Attached are the   that we received from ODM for this process.
ForumProvider Forum 
Wednesday, March 6 at 9 a.m.
HCDDS Kingsley Office
5093 Kingsley Drive

To livestream the forum, please click  here to be directed to our Youtube channel.
Provider Forum Minutes and Video
Thank you to everyone who attended or viewed via livestream our last provider forum held 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 . If you were unable to attend, or if you want to view the information again, please click here to follow the link to the minutes and video.
Monthly Rate Calculator- MRC
Throughout 2019, HCDDS will be transitioning shared HPC setting CPT sites from the legacy DRA to the new MRC. As a reminder, this only affects sites where two or more people live together and share HPC services.

We will be working with OVRS as our first agency to transition, this work begins in February. We plan to start moving other sites around April. We are working on a calendar for transitioning all other sites and we will transition all of an agency's sites at the same time. We will be reaching out to let each agency know when we plan to convert their sites and we are willing to change the date if the agency would prefer a different transition date. We will also be scheduling time to meet with providers, share our soon to be revised provider revision procedure and answer questions. Please contact Nancy Bystry with questions.
TrainingOpportunitiesTraining Opportunities
Department of Labor Q&A Opportunity
The SouthWest Ohio Provider Transformation Support Network has planned a Q&A session with the Department of Labor at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.   For more information, please click here
New MUI Rule Training Opportunity

Join us for an upcoming training session to review the changes to the MUI Rule
that became effective January 1, 2019. This training is intended for independent
and agency providers, investigative agents, SSAs, and county board staff. You must register to attend this training. For more information on the dates, times and locations, please click here
Monthly Rate Calculator Training (MRC) for Providers 

DODD will be holding additional MRC trainings for providers on Wednesday, Feb. 20. There will be a choice of a morning or afternoon session.  Each session will be broadcast live so people may choose to participate remotely. The training will also be taped and posted on DODD's website for future reference. The location is at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH.
Please follow this link to register for one of the sessions. 
Northstar Pathways to Resilence Training
Northstar Pathways to Resilience is offering a  training opportunity aimed to increase resilience among staff and individuals served. To be eligible for this information session, you have to have been through Northstar (see flyer).   This training has been developed over the past year in collaboration with four providers using funds from a grant. To learn more information, there will be an information session on Tuesday, March 26 from 1-2:30 at Kingsley, 5093 Kingsley Dr., 45227.  Please RSVP via email by no later than Friday, March 8.
Back to Basics (B2B)Training
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is offering free resource training to Ohio providers! The registration links for February 2019 are available now. Please click here for the 2019 overview. To register for Feb. topics, please click here