Consumer Procurement Group name changed to Consumer Procurement and Business Services throughout this manual.
3.2 Service Rates, to add Employment Advancement Payment amounts paid to DARS CRP providers of supported employment and job placement services who are also under contract with the Social Security Administration as an Employment Network. Also to update the fees paid to providers of Diabetes Self-Management Education Services.
5.8.3 [Job Placement] Service Delivery, to add a link to new section 5.13 SSA/VR Ticket to Work Partnership Plus—Employment Network.
5.9.2 [Diabetes Self-Management Education Services] Qualifications, to update requirements for educators and providers of diabetes self-management education services for DBS consumers. These services may be provided by a registered nurse (RN), registered dietician (RD), or certified diabetes educator (CDE).
5.11.2 [Orientation and Mobility Training] Qualifications, to specify that all O&M providers must maintain certification through either the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP) or the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) to continue contracting services with DBS.
5.12.2 Supported Employment (SE) Definitions, to add a link to new section 5.13 SSA/VR Ticket to Work Partnership Plus—Employment Network.
5.13 Social Security Administration/Vocational Rehabilitation (SSA/VR) Ticket to Work Partnership Plus—EN Employment Advancement Payments, new section added to document incentive payment program for DARS CRP providers of supported employment and job placement services who are also under contract with the Social Security Administration as an Employment Network. Incentives are awarded to providers for partnering with DARS to provide long-term support for Ticket to Work consumers after VR case closure.
3.3.1 Travel Reimbursement, revised to raise the mileage rate to 60 cents per mile.
3.3.1 Travel Reimbursement, revised to update provider travel reimbursement requirements.
5.1.3 Referral Requirement, revised requirements to update Assistive Technology process and new contact information.
5.1.4 Product Inventory, for description, see above.
5.2.3 Service Delivery, for description, see above.
1.5.5 Enrollment Process for New Providers, revised to have the Regional Program Support Specialist (RPSS) or Program Lead review qualifications to determine if the provider meets the NPE qualifications, also revised to have Provider contact the RPSS or Program Lead to begin the enrollment process.
1.3.6 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, new section.
3.2 Service Rates, revised to provide rate changes for assistive technology training and creates a standalone section for keyboarding.
5.11 Orientation and Mobility Training, revised to include new language clarifying that O&M providers who use interns must have an established contract with DBS to provide O&M services and must document training. Also allows initial assessment to be conducted using the consumer's functional vision.