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Top News & Updates

Six-Part Webinar Series on the HCBS Waiver

TASH and ANCOR are co-presenting an online training series called “Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver.” Each session will focus on a different aspect of implementing person centered choice, both the how and the why: June 10: Person-Centered Planning — What Does this Really Mean? June […]

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HCBS Transition Plan Feedback – May 22, 2015

Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority to comments released a document that addresses comments submitted in the formal feedback process relating to Oregon’s revised HCBS Transition Plan.  You can see this document here (insert emailed document, Responses to Transition Plan Comments).  The most recent version of Oregon’s Transition Plan may be found […]

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Legislative Update – May 25, 2015

ORA/Kerr to Convene DSP Advocacy Day in Early June During the weekly Legislative Committee Conference Call on Thursday, it was decided that one more advocacy day was needed to keep Value the Work, Raise the Wage in the spotlight. On June 10, ORA will join forces with Kerr to get people to the Capitol. We’ll look […]

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State and Local procurement snapshot

Onvia‘s proprietary database of almost 600,000 government contracting opportunities, coupled with future spending plans from several state and local government agencies, has allowed their research team to develop a State and Local Procurement Snapshot report. Onvia’s 3 trends shaping state and local contracting growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over […]

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Making a Difference Through Research, Practice, and Policy

AAIDD’s 139th Annual Meeting, Making a Difference Through Research, Practice, and Policy, June1-4 in Louisville, Kentucky is really the “must attend” meeting of the year! Join us for informative and inspiring plenary sessions, cutting edge concurrent sessions, posters addressing emerging issues, and in-depth pre- and post-conference meetings on a number of important topics.  Read More […]

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Changes at Full Access

Full Access is undergoing big changes in the next month.  First of all, we are in the process of separating our agency from one to two!  This means that we will have Full Access serving Lane County.  And, we will have Full Access High Desert, a newly certified Support Services Brokerage, serving Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook and Lake Counties!  We are […]

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Rate Setting Stakeholder Meeting

The State announced on Friday that they have chosen Burns and Associates, as the contracting entity to go back and look at the employment rate settings.  The timeline for this process will be tight, as the State hopes for rate changes for employment to go into effect January 1, 2016. Providers are encouraged to participate […]

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HCBS Stakeholder Meeting

The HCSB Stakeholders group met on May 13, 2015. The majority of the meeting was focused on reviewing the Provider Survey and Individual Survey drafts. Once these surveys are vetted they will be sent out to providers and individuals receiving medicare services in August. You can review the draft versions of the surveys here; HCBS Provider […]

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Legislative Update – May 18, 2015

Latest Revenue Forecast Brings in New $ Legislators got good news on Thursday with the release of the latest Revenue Forecast from the Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO). Not only has Oregon’s economy grown  at nearly a double-digit pace this year, economists expect that growth to continue into 2017. All things considered, they forecast the state […]

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Weekly ODDS Status Report – May 15, 2015

A few weeks ago ODDS received a solution focused recommendation to the way that behavioral consultants were being required to bill for OR570 Behavior Consultation, Assessment and Training for DD.  I would like to say thank you to several of the Behavioral Consultants who proposed a workable solution to this concern. The transmittal this week, […]

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