Change in Effect Date for 5.82 Percent Rate Increase
Retroactive 5.82% Increase
New federal regulations (Fair Labor Standards Act) in 2015, resulted in a 5.82% rate increase effective December 1, 2015, for service providers in the categories of Supported Living Services (SLS; service code 896), Personal Assistance (service code 062) and In-Home Respite Agencies (service code 862). This rate increase was authorized in the Welfare and Institutions Code 4691.6 (h) and 4691.9(c). In February 2017, the Sacramento County Superior Court ruled that DDS must implement the 5.82% rate increase effective retroactive to October 13, 2015. Thus, DDS has requested that regional centers inform affected service providers of this change within 30 days of the DDS memo dated June 12, 2017 and begin the process of determining the amount of the retro funds, for the period of 10/13/15 through 11/30/15, that vendors are to be reimbursed. SG/PRC is in the process of determining the amount of retro funds to be reimbursed each service provider and expects to have payments made by the end of August 2017.
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