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Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule Informational Piece (01/09/17)
Background information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations for Home and Community-Based Services.

Regional Center Oversight Dashboard (01/06/17)
Data from the Department’s oversight activities.

Regional Center Purchase of Service Data (12/29/16)
DDS and regional centers annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center.

Minimum Wage Increase, January 1, 2017 (12/22/16)
Information on rate increases due to the enactment of Senate Bill 3.

Highlights from the 85th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (12/21/16)
Please enjoy this YouTube of the 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Revised Statewide Transition Plan (STP) submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (12/21/16)
On November 23, 2016, the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) submitted California’s revised STP for home and community-based settings to CMS for approval.

Regional Center Purchase of Service Disparities Survey (12/06/16)
In August 2016, the Department held four public meetings across California to gather feedback regarding disparities in Purchase of Service expenditures. The online survey is available for additional public input.

June 2016 Trailer Bill Language Affecting Regional Centers (12/05/16)
Letter to Regional Center Directors and Board Presidents regarding Trailer Bill language affecting regional centers, developmental centers and the developmental services system.