The Operational Guide has been updated to align with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Additionally, guidance has been added regarding regulatory compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of the Operational Guide is to provide guidance to Providers (including services rendered under a participant-directed services model), Supports Coordination Organizations, Administrative Entities, and ODP to ensure adherence with current state and federal guidelines.
The Operational Guide applies only to participants impacted by COVID-19. Examples of participants impacted by COVID-19 include participants impacted due to staffing shortages, a COVID-19 diagnosis for the participant or a participant’s housemate or caregiver, and closures of service locations (residential homes, Community Participation Support service locations, etc.). For any requirement not listed in the Operational Guide, refer to the current approved ODP waivers.
For more information, See the announcement: ODPANN 22-010
In addition, you can also access ODP Program Operational Guide (V3-Released 02/04/2022)