The DODD CMS Transition Plan Committee public forum in Athens County today has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Two more are planned this week – in Independence (Cuyahoga County) this Thursday, and in Cincinnati (Hamilton County) on Saturday. This series of meetings provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families, service providers, and County Board staff to learn about the new rule from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and what the state is doing to ensure we are in compliance. At each forum, members of the DODD CMS Transition Plan Committee discuss the new regulations, and share an overview of DODD’s portion of the state’s transition plan, as well as how to provide comments. All comments are to be directed to the Office of Health Transformation.
A complete forum schedule is online – and, share this flyer with anyone interested in attending. If you are not able to attend a meeting in person, you may wish to download the presentation and handout. More information about changes to Ohio’s developmental disabilities system – including the new CMS rule, and how to provide comments on the state’s CMS Transition Plan – is available online at DODD.Ohio.Gov/OurFuture, and please continue to read Pipeline for more information.