At Nor-West, we understand that everyone has unique needs and interests. That's why we offer a diverse range of therapeutic recreation programs and services. From community-based day and evening programs to year-round special events, we have something for everyone. Our specialized offerings include Special Olympic training and competitions, transportation services, and skill development programs in cooking, sports, social skills, and more.
Our goal is to provide individuals with meaningful and engaging activities that promote physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. We take pride in our commitment to quality and safety, and our experienced and trained professionals are dedicated to supporting individuals in achieving their goals and enhancing their overall quality of life.
Join us at Nor-West and experience the benefits of our exceptional programs and services.
If you are already enrolled in the HCBS Medicaid Waiver and want to join Nor-West programs, specific documentation is required before starting. Nor-West programs are considered respite, and we need to be included in your Lifeplan. Your Care Manager can assist with the process. To continue receiving our services, we need annual and semi-annual Lifeplan reports. Failure to provide them may lead to a suspension of services. We also require the Service Authorization Letter (SAL), Notice of Decision (NOD), and Level of Care and Eligibility Determination (LCED) on file. OPWDD loves acronyms!
We understand that OPWDD paperwork can be overwhelming. We appreciate the cooperation of parents/families and their Care Managers in ensuring that all required documentation is current. Compliance is necessary for Medicaid and OPWDD audits, so staying on top of the paperwork is essential.
If you have self-directed services, funding must be allocated to Nor-West for respite services. Nor-West bills Medicaid directly and our services are considered a "direct provider purchase." Adequate funds must be allocated in your self-direction budget for our services. Nor-West is required to submit monthly utilization reports to your Fiscal Intermediary (FI) for our services. Please contact your broker to ensure that funds are properly allocated to Nor-West. By working together, we can ensure compliance with Medicaid and the continuation of desired services.