OPWDD Rate Update

23 Oct 2017

A systemic error has been identified in the calculation of draft Supervised and Supportive IRA rates that were distributed for the July 1, 2017 year. See below for the notification directly from OPWDD. We’ll keep you posted as new rates are posted and updated.

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify providers that a systemic error was identified in the calculation of the DRAFT July 1, 2017 Supervised and Supportive IRA rates that were posted on the Office of Pool Administration (OPA) website on October 5, 2017. Please note that every Supervised and Supportive IRA rate was affected by this error. Therefore, do not use the DRAFT rates currently posted on OPA in any agency budget calculations. We are working diligently to correct the Supervised and Supportive IRA rate calculation. We anticipate posting Revised DRAFT rates on OPA by the end of next week.

We have not received any feedback regarding the Day Habilitation and Prevocational rates, but please continue to review these rates for possible calculation errors. For your information, since we did not receive feedback regarding the Day Habilitation and Prevocational rates, they were loaded into the eMedNY system on October 12, 2017.

We appreciate and thank you for the feedback that was received on the DRAFT rates. You should submit any questions regarding this transmittal to: mhrs@health.ny.gov. Please include the following information when you submit inquiries: Agency 5-digit Corp ID, Agency Name, Contact Information, DDRO for your Agency, and Program Type.