Pipeline Extra: DODD to Host CMS Transition Plan Public Forums

Updated schedule for CMS Transition Plan forums

December 4: The updated schedule can be found in the December 4 Pipeline Extra.


One of the significant changes taking place in Ohio’s developmental disabilities system is a new rule from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which says that Medicaid funds no longer can be used to provide waiver services in or adjacent to settings that have the effect of isolating people.

DODD convened a CMS Transition Plan Committee comprised of stakeholders from across the DD system to identify which settings currently are not in compliance with the new CMS regulations, and develop recommendations for how to bring them into compliance.

Join members of the DODD CMS Transition Plan Committee to learn more about the CMS rule and what the state is doing to ensure we’re in compliance, ask questions about DODD’s transition plan, and learn how you can review the plan and provide feedback.

Tuesday, December 2, 6-8 p.m.

Hamilton County Board – Queensgate Office 801 W. 8th Street, Cincinnati, 45203

Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, 43214

Tuesday, December 9, 6-8 p.m.

ESC Conference Center 6393 Oak Tree Blvd South, Independence, 44131

Thursday, December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Athens County Board – Beacon School

801 West Union Street, Athens, 45701

Tuesday, December 16, 6-8 p.m.

West Toledo Public Library

1320 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, 43612

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More information about changes to Ohio’s developmental disabilities system – including the new CMS rule, the letter from Disability Rights Ohio, and the  Strategic Planning Leadership Group – is available online at DODD.Ohio.Gov/OurFuture. Also, watch Pipeline for more information.