Provider Supports

Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities ON-CALL EMERGENCY 24 HOUR PHONE: #(740) 447-0710

Renewal announcement: (As of 11/11/21–It is recommended by DODD provider supports that providers submit their renewals at least 45-60 days ahead of time to prevent their certificates from lapsing!)

DODD Provider Support Help Line: If you need help with any online or state provider supports you can contact the DODD Support Center at 1-800-617-6733 option 3 or email them at

Becoming A New Provider:

Click on the image above and you’ll be directed to All provider start-up information!!

Quick Access Links:

All Athens County Providers have access to MEORC trainings and these Provider Resources!


MEORC provides a variety of training opportunities online and in person to help Providers with certification as well as on going continuing education.
Click the 8-hour training above; DODD provides a variety of provider supports and trainings; this is a direct link to the 8-hour course that is required to become a provider!

Instructions for Accessing DODD-“My Learning” for online training–click the button below.

Billing course for Providers–The DODD Billing Course is a beneficial step-by-step process to learn about the billing procedures to pay Providers. The course is less than 45 mins.; it’s interactive and is very thorough.

Click the black button above. Then, click on LAUNCH on the right, then click on the billing course, and take the course.  You will need to log in to your DODD account.

Remember: If you need any help with any Provider processes, call the DODD Provider Support number-1-800-617-6733, ext. 5

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the importance of decision-making and how to support people with disabilities to live independent, self-determined lives. Click the Guardianship/SDM ARC of Ohio button below for more information:

For service dates beginning January 1, 2022, the Medicaid maximum payment rates are increasing for Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC), Participant-Directed Homemaker/Personal Care (PD-HPC).

Only providers who bill DODD claims with a rate that is at least the new maximum payment rate will receive higher payments. 

Providers who bill DODD claims with a lower rate than the maximum will be paid at that lower rate.

Click above to read the complete NADSP Code of Ethics

A primary purpose of the
DSP is to assist people who need support
to lead self-directed lives and to participate
fully in our nation’s communities.
This emphasis on empowerment and
participation is critical. There are numerous
pressures coming from organizations,
government, social policy, and societal
prejudice that can shift focus and allegiance
away from the people who are being
supported. DSPs face ethical decisions on a
daily basis and consistently feel the tension
between the ideals of the profession and
its practice.
In order to maintain the promise of
partnership and respect that must exist in
a supportive relationship, a strong, ethical
foundation is critical to help DSPs navigate
the maze of influences that bombard them.
The prejudices of society form powerful
barriers, yet too often, the very social
policies and service systems designed to
help can create additional barriers that
prevent many people with intellectual,
developmental or physical disabilities from
enjoying a rich and fulfilling life.