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2018-2019 Workgroup Update

Payment in Adult Day and Employment Services Work Group

Work Group Background and Purpose:

Adult Day and Employment Services have evolved rapidly in Ohio in the past few years. Provider organizations are changing programs and practices as they respond to multiple and complex demands from federal and state authorities, advocacy organizations, and people with disabilities and their families. A range of practices are currently being used in Ohio to make payments to individuals enrolled in waiver funded adult day and employment services.

DODD originally established this work group in September, 2017 in order to secure stakeholder recommendations about what DODD could do to strengthen provider capacity to engage in payment practices that align with state and federal requirements. The charge at that time was to generate information about the range of practices being used in Ohio to pay individuals enrolled in adult employment services and review legislation, rule, and Technical Guidance pertaining to payment to individuals. That work lead to the development of the guidance distributed in June, 2018.

DODD reconvened this workgroup in August 2018 in order to ensure systemic compliance with both service and compensation standards.

The primary purpose of the workgroup is to:

  • Review and align current services align with state and federal requirements
  • Review and update phase Two and Three of The Future of Adult Day Services In Ohio

12 month Work Group Charge:

  1. Conduct analysis and engage stakeholders
  2. Support providers to undertake plan development
  3. Address unintended negative consequences
  4. Recommend necessary system changes

Work Group Membership List

Update 8-5-2021- The information posted below is outdated as this work has merged into the Blueprint for Adult Day and Employment Services Work Group. For updated information, please visit the Blueprint for Adult Day and Employment Services Work Group page.


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