Opportunity to recognize extraordinary Direct Support Professionals in Philadelphia
Have you ever experienced a Direct Support Professional engaged in superior work ethics? Or, have you ever thought about the level of detail a Direct Support Professional must consider to get their job done? Did they have the necessary resources to accomplish their tasks or did their level of creativity play a part in getting the job done? If you answered yes, then this is your opportunity to recognize that person in a Philadelphia city-wide celebration.
The Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services Public Awareness Committee will host its 17th Annual Points of Transformation Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The committee is inviting the public to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have committed their careers to supporting people with an intellectual disAbility. The public is asked to help the committee to celebrate those deserving professionals and recognize their hard work by completing a nomination form describing why a particular Direct Supports Professional should be recognized.
This service is offered only to people and their families who are directing their services through the Pennsylvania Participant Directed Services system. Supports Brokers provide coaching, consultation and guidance to people and their families as they assume employer of record or managing employer roles. Everything from recruiting and supervising staff, to facilitating personal futures planning and community resourcing can be done by and with the Supports Broker.
The Support Broker’s responsibilities vary depending on the choice and preferences of each individual participant, who are acting as an employer of record or managing employer. Additionally, the intensity of support provided may range from teaching skills to performing a task for the individual.
The individual and/or her or his surrogate select who they will work with as a Support Broker and will determine Support Broker duties and scope of work. The individual participants and/or their surrogates make their own decisions and cannot be forced or expected to accept Support Broker recommendations.
Contact Marian Frattarola-Saulino, at 610-565-5177 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on Supports Brokering, the PDS Project, or if you are interested in becoming a broker.
PA Department of Human Services (DHS) has distributed a reminder that the deadline is rapidly approaching for Medical Assistance provider enrollment/revalidation.
1. Providers will not receive payment if they are not enrolled/revalidated.
2. Payments cannot be made retroactively.
3. If a provider's application is not received by July 30, 2016, it will not receive payments beginning September 25.
Click here to check the status of your application or apply online today.
This announcement is to remind providers that enrolled in PROMISe™ on or before March 25, 2011 to complete a full enrollment application for their provider type for each site service location in order to comply with the revalidation requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) must re-validate all providers at least every five years; therefore, DHS is requesting providers that enrolled on or before March 25, 2011, to submit their enrollment applications now. Providers will need to revalidate their enrollment information, for every service location, by completing a new enrollment application to meet the March 24, 2016, deadline. This will prevent an interruption in your participation with DHS.
Please review the attached announcement for further details on confirming a revalidation date and how to complete the revalidation process.