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Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, began its transition plan, Our Journey Forward, more than 18 months ago. This plan ensures the Agency complies with Federal Medicaid rules to offer more inclusive programs and to eliminate the conflict of interest that occurs with the County Board as both a provider of service and a funder and coordinator of those same services.
Last January the Agency released a detailed timeline to eliminate the conflict of interest by gradually transitioning individuals from Summit DD provided adult day, transportation and community employment programs to private providers.
In March 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted a new rule calling for “conflict-free case management.” This conflict of interest, between administering and providing services must be resolved by county boards in the coming years. Since then, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been diligently working to create thoughtful plans that carefully address how Read More ›
Transforming and Listening: Summit DD Hosts a Series of Community Meetings to Discuss Changes in Services and Listen to Concerns
Late September, nearly 150 people attended three community meetings throughout the county to learn how Summit DD will adapt to the changes called for by Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) in how Ohio will provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.