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Virtual Town Hall - Changes to Level 1 and SELF Waivers
Start Date/Time:
Friday, April 9, 2021 10:00 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Medicaid Waivers & Benefits
Online Meeting/Webinar

Event announcement from the Ohio Self Determination Association:

Waivers are changing! We need to hear YOUR VOICE!

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is planning to make changes to simplify and align the Level 1 and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Medicaid Waivers.

OSDA is hosting a virtual "Town Hall" to discuss these changes and to hear what you have to say about them. 

Why? To hear from people living with a disability who use services from a waiver, self-advocates, Ohio leaders and from their family members or others who directly support them.

To simplify, DODD wants to make the two waivers easier to understand and use: Think about.....

  • What would make it easier to find a provider?
  • What would make it easier for providers and enrollees to use the waiver?
  • What would make it easier to adjust your services when you need to?
  • What is simple now, that you would not want to lose?
  • What doesn't work so well?
  • What changes do you think are needed?
  • What are your ideas about improving services?
  • To align, DODD wants to make Level 1 and SELF as much the same as possible.
  • What works well in your waiver that should be in the other waiver? 
  • How does self-direction work for you now?

You will hear a brief presentation from Jeff Davis, Director of DODD and staff from the Division of Medicaid. After the presentation you will go into breakout rooms to talk about the above questions and any others you may have. 


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