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2012 Revision Log

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January 2012

Chapter 1: Basic Standards

1.6.4 Additional Requirements/Documenting Staff Changes, revised to change "Procurement" to "DARS Consumer Procurement and Client Services Contracting (CPCSC)" and to clarify that providers must notify CPCSC of staff changes before new employees provide services for DBS consumers.

Jan 2012 ch 1 Mark-up

Chapter 3: Rates

3.3.1 Travel Reimbursement, revised to add a section on reporting taxable mileage reimbursements to the IRS.

Jan 2012 ch 3 Mark-up

Chapter 5: Services

Revised "Performance Measure" subsections to require service providers to notify DARS Consumer Procurement and Client Services Contracting (CPCSC), rather than a Consumer Procurement supervisor, of changes in employee status (new hires or resignations).

Jan 2012 ch 5 Mark-up

March 2012

Chapter 5: Services

5.1 Assistive Technology Evaluations, revised to clarify requirements for providers related to proficiency tests, inservice training, and service delivery.

5.9 Diabetes Self-Management Education Services, revised to clarify roles and responsibilities.

5.11 Orientation and Mobility Training, revised to clarify education and training requirements for O&M providers.

Mar 2012 ch 5 Mark-up

April 2012

Chapter 5: Services

5.2 Assistive Technology Training, revised to clarify the requirements for providers who conduct consumer assessments and the requirement to adhere to the Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures.

Apr 2012 ch 5 Mark-up

July 2012

Chapter 2: Monitoring Process

Chapter 2: Monitoring Process, revised so the chapter is less detailed about internal policy and practices and better aligns with the CPPM.

Jul 2012 ch 2 Mark-up

September 2012

Chapter 3: Other Rates

3.3.1 Travel Reimbursement, revised to notify providers that mileage claims must include documentation for meetings in which the consumer is directly involved or the purpose is closely related to the consumer’s services and documented on the Travel Log.

Job Placement and Supported Employment contracted providers must document the purpose of their trip on the second line under the address field.

Sept 2012 ch 3 Mark-up

December 2012

Chapter 1: Basic Standards

1.5.5 Enrollment Process for New Providers, revised to remove internal procedures that do not involve providers.

Dec 2012 ch 1 Mark-up

Chapter 3: Rates

3.2 Service Rates, revised to change and clarify service rates for Independent Living Services.

Dec 2012 ch 3 Mark-up

Chapter 5: Services

5.1.3 Service Delivery and 5.1.4 Product Inventory, revised to change contact information because of restructuring in DBS.

5.2.3 Service Delivery, revised to change contact information because of restructuring in DBS.

5.3.3 Service Delivery and 5.3.4 Performance Measures, revised to clarify substantial changes to the service delivery and performance measures for Independent Living Services.

Dec 2012 ch 5 Mark-up