Medina County Providers
Weekly Information
July 8, 2020
We have a dedicated helpline for providers to call should they have questions or immediate needs. Providers can reach us at 330-321-3585.
Reminder: Day Program Providers
If you are a provider who is currently reopening day program services, remember that as you bring additional groups of individuals back, a new provider assurance form and virtual tour is required for each group/space regardless of previous group/space approvals.
Provider Billing
While some approved services are not yet able to be authorized in the CPT/MSS, providers must still complete the billing of the services. If you are having difficulty or receiving a billing error, please contact Jeramee Caraballo, MCBDD Medicaid Services Manager, at jerameec@mcbdd.org for assistance.
Training Announcement
The first session of our new virtual provider training is scheduled for  Wednesday, July 15 from 10 am - 12 pm , and will cover the MUI Process. To register for this virtual training session, follow the button below.
Before the training takes place, we want to make sure this training, along with future training, will meet your needs. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and help us to tailor your training to make them as beneficial as possible.
Supporting Community-Wide Inclusion
The Akron Community Foundation has identified diversity, equity, and inclusion as proactive grantmaking priorities. They are expanding grantmaking through the Community Response Fund for Nonprofits to include programs that support racial equity in our community.

Through this expanded grantmaking, they will fund up to $5,000 to organizations in Summit and Medina County that:
  • Help facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences
  • ​Support nonprofits in our community working on systems change approaches to address racial inequities and injustices
  • Contribute to racial healing activities
  • Create and implement practical solutions to race-related challenges

For more information about this grant, follow the button below.
2020 Development Series
OPRA will be offering a "Healthy Meal Planning for DSP's and the Individuals They Support" virtual training session on Monday, July 20 from 9am - 12pm .
Participants will learn:
  • The basics of healthy meal planning - how to create a diverse menu, shop, and prepare meals based on an individual's preferences and a budget
  • How give the individuals you serve the maximum level of ownership possible over their own meal planning and preparation, and subsequently their health
  • How to accommodate busy schedules into the meal planning process
  • How to develop expectations for staff around meal planning and incorporate those expectations into your agency's internal QA process

To register and for more information follow below.
Covid-19 Guidance and Planning
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and public safety as the department responds to coronavirus (COVID-19). With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, it is important to review the Pre-Surge Planning Toolkit. As a reference, please also read the Guidance on Standards of Care for Vulnerable Populations.
New RFPs This Week
3 new RFPs were listed on the portal in the past week:

  • NMT - 1
  • Other - 1
  • HPC- 1

Login to view the open RFPs and see if you or your agency might be a good fit.
The mission of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to promote and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and socialize as citizens in the community.