Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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System Transformation

The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) has begun a statewide System Transformation that aims to improve access to, quality of, cost-effectiveness of and efficiency of community services for persons with developmental disabilities utilizing state plan Medicaid, waiver, EarlySteps, and state general funds services. The efforts will also influence the access structures to public and private ICFs/DDs.

Goal of OCDD System Transformation

  • Serve more persons in home and community-based services (HCBS)
  • Achieve cost effectiveness in HCBS versus institutional options
  • Reduce institutional reliance in both private and public settings
  • Provide access to appropriate services based upon need
  • Increase utilization of natural and community supports versus paid supports

OCDD System Transformation Workgroups

  • Increased Consumer Choice & Control Services
  • Lifespan Planning
  • Request for Services Registry
  • Service Array/Services
  • Single Point of Entry/No Wrong Door
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Support Utilization & Transformed System Design
  • System Transformation Feasibility & Implementation Management

System Transformation Documents

Interim Validation Process
Telephone Script
Face-to-Face Interview
Individual Decision Form
Individual Decision Form Decline
Request for Services Registry (RFSR) Information Update

OCDD Stakeholder Meetings

Please join the Interim Assistant Secretary for OCDD, along with senior staff, to discuss system transformation efforts, how to get the most from the stakeholder meetings and what you need to know about the system transformation process.

OCDD would like to encourage your participation in our effort to collaboratively transform the system. Below is a schedule of upcoming and past OCDD stakeholder meetings along with materials presented at each one.

Please note that any future meeting dates and times for the remainder of the year will be announced here.

Upcoming meeting dates in 2014

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
DHH Bienville Building
Conference Room 118
10 A.M. - NOON

Previous meeting dates in 2014

june 24, 2014

Meeting Invitation
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Power Point

MARCH 31, 2014
Meeting Invitation
Meeting Agenda
Meeting PowerPoint

Previous meeting dates in 2013

November 21, 2013
Meeting Invitation
Meeting Agenda
Meeting PowerPoint
System Transformation Work Plan Goals

December 16, 2013
Meeting Invitation
Meeting Agenda
Meeting PowerPoint

OCDD Stakeholder Feedback

OCDD would like to hear your concerns and answer your questions about the system transformation efforts underway. If you have any thoughts that you would like to share, please feel free to send them to You can also provide confidential feedback by completing this OCDD stakeholder survey.