Provider Transformation

The Office of Disability Employment Policy defines integrated employment as those jobs held by people with the most significant disabilities in typical workplace settings where the majority of persons employed are not persons with disabilities. In these jobs, the individuals with disabilities earn wages consistent with wages paid workers without disabilities in the community performing the same or similar work; the individuals earn at least minimum wage, and they are paid directly by the employer.

SB21-039 Elimination of Sub-Minimum Wage Employment, was signed on June 29, 2021. The bill phases out sub-minimum wage employment for those employers who hold a 14(c) certificate, moving to a fully integrated employment model.

We've gathered some resources that may assist your organization with Provider Transformation in moving from sub-minimum wage employment to fully individualized competitive integrated employment.  DVR will also add more information on Provider Transformation as they are developed.

Provider Transformation Resources

 

ODEP 3 Part Webinar Series

The Office of Disability Employment Policy is offering a 3-part webinar series on Provider Transformation:  Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment.

Part I: Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment in State Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Systems and Managed Care LTSS Systems.  Access Recording Here.

Part II: May 12th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Supporting Employment Service Providers to Succeed and Prosper by Partnering to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment: Applying Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies.  Access Recording Here and Presentation.

Part III: May 19th, 1:00 - 2:30pm.  Advancing Competitive Integrated Employment: Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies in State Vocational Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health Systems.  Register Here.