With the governor’s approval last week, DODD launched the emergency Direct Support Professional (DSP) retention payment initiative for independent providers and DSPs of agency waiver providers.
Because the initiative is retroactive to July, initial payments will cover three quarters of payments.
- This will allow funds to get out sooner and will put the initiative on schedule with rule requirements by April.
- DODD will stagger the three initial payments, which will assist providers in tracking how funds are passed along to DSPs.
Enroll between January 3 – 16, 2023 for first round of payments https://dodd.ohio.gov/providers/RetentionPayment. Provider agencies and independent providers will receive payments in mid-January. Eligible DSPs will receive payment by mid-March.