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June 3, 2016 - Revalidation of Medicaid provider agreements is underway

Current providers must revalidate their Medicaid provider agreements by the revalidation due date to maintain an active provider agreement.

 

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March 17, 2016 - January Provider Trainings Q&A

Maple Heights 1/7/2016

  • Q: How can an independent aide could become an out of home respite provider?
  • A: Out of home respite services are delivered in facilities and cannot be delivered in the aide’s home.

 

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February 23, 2016 - Informational Notice for Ohio HCBS

This is an informational notice that was communicated to with various provider associations (Home and Community Based Service waiver, Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, Large Provider Group) and interested parties at the Managed Care Companies. Click here to read the notice.

 

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Ordering, Referring, Prescribing (ORP) Requirements:

For more information visit the ODM ORP Web page here.

 

Changes to the Transitions Carve Out Waiver

Beginning February 1, 2015 and ending no later than June 30, 2015; Individuals enrolled on the Transitions Carve Out Waiver will be moving over to the Passport/Choices waivers. Providers who serve these individuals will need go through the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) certification process. Please go to the following website with questions about ODA certification: http://www.aging.ohio.gov/resources/providerinformation

 

Additional information and answers related to the Transitions Carve Out Waiver changes, click here.

 

In-Person Training for Home and Community Based Waiver Providers

Public Consulting Group, on behalf of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, will be conducting (4) trainings around the State:

 

 

*Registration is required. See below for details:

 

Location: Cuyahoga County Maple Heights Public Library
Address:  5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
Date:  Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Room: Auditorium (Room A)

To register, please click here

Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library- Main Branch
Address: 60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Room: Auditorium

To register, please click here

Location: Columbus Public Library (Main Branch)
Address:  96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Date:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Room: Auditorium

To register, please click here

Location: Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
Address:  800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Date:  Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Room: Huenefeld Town Room

To register, please click here

 

Presenters will be staying after the training to answer specific provider questions. For questions, please call 1-877-908-1746.

 

**Continuing Education Credits Offered

 

PCG is an approved provider for Social Work CE credit by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Provider #RSX071403. The Ohio Board of Nursing recognizes the State of Ohio CSWMFT Board as an approved provider of CNE for multi-disciplinary activities. Attendees must sign in on time and remain for the entire session to receive a certificate of attendance. This program is approved for 2 CEs per the CSWMFT Board.

 

Online Mandatory Provider Training

This notice is to inform all providers of services to individuals on an Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) home and community-based services waiver of mandatory training on incident management. An "incident" is an alleged, suspected or actual event that is not consistent with the routine care of, and/or service delivery to, an individual enrolled on an ODM waiver.

 

To complete this requirement, providers have the option to view the training at: http://ohiohcbs.pcgus.com/TrainingMaterials. Agencies also may choose to train their employees in a different manner. Regardless of how providers complete this training, they must document in writing that they have reviewed the rule.

 

In addition, upon entering into a Medicaid provider agreement, and annually thereafter, all providers must acknowledge in writing they have reviewed Ohio Administrative Code Rule 5160-45-05 Ohio department of Medicaid (ODM)-administered waiver program: incident management system, which can be found at http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/5160-45-05

 

Questions may be directed to ODM's contracted Provider Oversight Contractor, Public Consulting Group (PCG) at 1-877-908-1746

 

Public Consulting Group (PCG) and its PCG Health division have partnered with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to provide Provider Oversight and Incident Management for its Home and Community-Based Services Waiver programs, the Ohio Home Care Waiver. PCG enrolls waiver providers, conducts provider oversight as well as incident investigations in coordination with providers, case management agencies, local agencies, and the many state sister agencies of ODM.  

 

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For more information about Public Consulting Group and how we can assist you in delivering or receiving Home and Community Based Waiver Services, please contact us at the following:

Public Consulting Group
Provider Oversight
Ohio HCBS Waivers

155 East Broad Street 8th Floor Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 877-908-1746
Fax: 614-386-1344
E-mail: ohiohcbs@pcgus.com