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ANNOUNCEMENTS > HCBS Services Waiver Renewal Effective July 1, 2017

ODP releases Appendices I and J
17 Feb 2017

As anticipated for February 18, ODP has released Appendices I and J to the Proposed Waiver Renewals.  The current waivers will expire on June 30, 2017.  The proposed waiver renewals are for a five-year period.

  • The proposed fee schedule rates (to be effective January 1, 2018)  are not yet published.  
  • The rate schedule will include geographical areas, effective July 1, 2017, but there will only be two, instead of three as in the past. 
  • AIS will no longer be available as it will be included in the rate for Residential Habiliation and Life Sharing Services
  • Effective January 1, 2018, tranportation (per trip) will be the only service utilizing cost based methodology 
  • The P/FDS waiver services limit will be $33,000, which can be exceeded by $15,000 for Advanced Support Employment or Supported Employmnet services authorized in a participant's service plan.

There is a 30-day comment period beginning on February 18, 2017 and ending on March 21, 2017.

There will be two ODP webinars:

  • March 13, 2017  1 pm to 3 pm
  • March 14, 2017  10 am to 12 noon--canceled due to weather
  • Registration

Follow the links below for more information.

February 18, 2017 Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice

Proposed Waiver Documents

ODP Communication Number 014-17