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2018 WRAP-UP


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NYN Media Article on Salary Disparity
NYN Media publishes an op-ed on the salary disparity issue
IAC now open to business
IAC has revised its by-laws and expanded the definition of membership eligibility
IAC Committee Meetings 2018-2019
September is just around the corner which means the IAC Committees begin meeting.
Proposed Regulations Approve Telehealth
OPWDD has issued proposed modifications to the regulations that govern Article 16 Clinics that authorize them to utilize Telehealth.
Sea of Yellow
Hundreds of Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Parents (some with their kids in strollers) came to the Town Hall / Rally on June 25th

PROVIDER COMPLIANCE REPORT CARD

 

OPWDD will be convening a work group on the Report Card “dashboard.”  This dashboard will include information regarding provider’s performance on surveys and various performance criteria including Person Centered Planning regulations/requirements. When DQI rolled out a new survey design in 2017, part of their chief goals were to have uniform data that could be measured, and was available and transparent for the provider community.  The Report cards/dashboards are intended for just this purpose as DQI aims at improving overall quality of the service system as well.  

 

OPWDD anticipates rolling out the dashboard in two phases:

 

     2018: ability to report on general information about the developmental disability system in New York State including:

     Number/percent of certified sites and programs

     Regional breakdown of certified sites/programs and maximum capacity

     Number/rate of deficiencies per certified site/program per agency

     Number of deficiencies by level of severity of the deficiency

     Enforcement actions

OPWDD will also be able to report whether deficiencies were received for five key areas:

     Person Centered Planning

     Health and Safety (e.g., Individual Safeguards, Fire Safety, Physical Plant, Personal Allowance)

     Rights and Community Inclusion

     Risk Factors (e.g., Behavioral Supports and Medication Administration)

     Care Coordination

 

     2019: ability to comprehensively assess provider agency performance with the addition of the new agency review tool.  As part of the agency review, other reporting areas will include staffing and staff training.

 

IAC has communicated their interest in participating in the workgroup.  For further questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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