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Surviving Change - Worthington

Friday 29 June 2012, 09:00am - 04:00pm


Join us for the latest information on Medicaid & Waivers affecting Ohioans with Developmentatl Disabilities and their Families!

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Holiday Inn - Columbus (Worthington)
7007 N High St
Worthington, Ohio

Join Ohioans with developmental disabilities, their families, support professionals and educators for a day of education & training.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                      Registration

10:00 a.m. - Noon                   Medicaid/Medicare and Managed Care - Changes on the Horizon

John McCarthy, Ohio Medicaid Director, Ohio Office of Health Plans - ODJFS

Director McCarthy will discuss the changes currently underway in Ohio's Medicaid Program as it moves to a Managed Care System.  He and his staff will also discuss how these changes will interface with Medicare for those individuals considered "dual-eligible".  Medicaid is a complicated service system.  Hopefully these changes will make it less so for Ohioans.

Noon - 1:00 p.m..       Lunch (Included in Registration)

This is an opportunity to network with other families and professionals.  Please use this time to interact and learn from the other conference attendees.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                    The DD Transitions Waiver - A Timeline for Transition

Lori Horvath, D.O.D.D

Almost 2900 children and adults are on the DD Transitions Waiver.  These are individuals who have been in limbo between the Home Care Waiver and County Board administered Waivers for the last decade.  Last year's budget bill directed that they finally transition.  The speaker will present details and a timeline of what will happen to these individuals as they finally make a Transition.

2:00 - 4:00  p.m.                  SELF WAIVER is HERE!

Gary Tonks, The Arc of Ohio

Peggy Martin, Ohio Department of DD

500 new SELF Waivers become available on July 1, 2012.  100 of these go to Children with Intensive Behavior Needs throughout the state. The rest will be based on County Board requests to the Ohio Dept of DD.  When these are filled, County Boards of DD may request additional waivers based on need and available local matching fund.  The speakers will give a detailed presentation of who qualifies for the new Waiver and the services one might access.  The SELF Waiver is an entirely new way of providing Waiver services in Ohio.  Don't miss this one.

DODD Continuing Education Units are pending approval for:
Adult Services/Day Habilitation
Early Intervention
Investigative Agent
Service & Support Administration
Supt/Assit Superintendent (Services & Supports Stream)



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