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Rate Changes as a Result of ABX2-1 and the State Budget

As of October 2, 2017, the deadline to submit the ABX2-1 Provider Survey has passed and the Survey Portal is now closed.

Final Provider Survey:

Due to the enactment of Assembly Bill (AB) X2-1, many regional center service providers received rate increases, effective July 1, 2016, for the purpose of enhancing wages and benefits for staff who spend at least 75 percent of their time providing direct services to consumers. Service providers who received rate increases are required by statute to complete a survey on how the rate increase was used by October 1, 2017 or providers will forfeit the rate increase. As discussed in the Department's May 1, 2017 letter, the Department worked with stakeholders and incorporated comments and input received to develop the final version of the survey, which was released on July 17, 2017.

Completion of the survey is done through a secure, online portal developed by OIG Compliance Now. Information on registering for the portal and completing the survey is available below. In addition to the User's Guide and ongoing technical assistance, OIG Compliance Now will be hosting three webinars (see schedule below) to review specifics on registration, login, and completion of the survey (a recorded version of the webinar will also be available.) Participation in one of these webinars is not required in order to complete the survey.

SURVEY FOR PROVIDERS EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES IN SURVEY PORTAL:

This version of the provider survey does not require registration/login, and does not require service providers to provide a Tax Identification Number as is needed to access the portal version of the survey.

NOTE: Providers completing the survey through the link below will still need to complete the survey by October 1, 2017, or forfeit the rate increase.

SERVICE PROVIDERS REGISTRATION AND LOGIN INFORMATION:

Register for the Survey: REGISTER HERE

Login and Complete the SURVEY HERE.

Survey Technical Assistance from OIG Compliance Now:

Email Non-Technical survey questions to: vendorsurvey@dds.ca.gov

SURVEY WEBINAR/CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION:

All webinar/conference calls have occurred. Recorded versions of the webinars/conference calls are available below

Recording of Webinar (Source: GoToWebinar)

New Provider Rates Effective July 1, 2016

The following is information on the rate changes for vendors affected by the enactment of Assembly Bill (AB) X2-1 and the State Budget. The rate changes will be effective July 1, 2016. For specific information on the vendor rate changes, including how rates were adjusted and which vendors are affected, please see the Department's letter mailed to regional centers on June 24, 2016.

New Rates Set by the Department:

Rates Set through Negotiation Between Regional Centers and Vendors:

Rates Set in Regulation:

  • Respite under Service Codes 420, 465, and 864 - The new rate is $15.23 per hour.
  • Financial Management Services, FEA - Service Code 490 - The maximum rates are $45.88, $71.37, or $96.86 per month.
  • Financial Management Services, Co-Employer - Service Code 491 - The maximum rate is $96.86 per month.
  • Participant-Directed Community-Based Training Services Service Code 475 - The rate is $14.99 per hour.
  • Non-Mobile Supplemental Staffing - The supplemental rate for Community-Based Day Programs will increase to $1.34 per hour.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Please visit the Survey to Determine Provider Rate Increases webpage for information on the process for determining rate increases due to ABX2-1.

Contact Information:

Contact your local Regional Center; OR,

The Department of Developmental Services:

Non-Residential Rates: (916) 654-2300

Residential Rates: (916) 654-2140

 
 
Last Updated: 10/4/2017