OPRA supports the transitioning of services toward community-based day services. However, we want to ensure that private providers have sufficient resources to serve individuals of all need levels in the community. Needed resources for continued movement toward community-based day services include state and federal rules and funding that align with community-based day services as well as a well-trained and stable workforce.
In response to the Centers for Medicaid (CMS) Conflict of Interests Rule under 1915(c) Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver, Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD) continue to divest from service provision. It is up to private providers to offer services to those individuals currently supported by Ohio County Boards of DD. OPRA continues to hold individual and group meetings with superintendents, county boards, the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB), the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), and private providers in an effort to pinpoint barriers and build on current successes in private provider services. Through these partnerships OPRA continues to bring county boards and providers together to encourage collaboration and build provider capacity. Contact Lisa Mathis (email@example.com) for more information on day services.