News & Alerts for Service Providers

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  • Rate Increases Methodology and Required Tracking

    The State budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, and Assembly Bill (AB) X2-1 provides for a number of rate changes and/or increases for some service providers. The rate increases are only applicable for providers with rates set by DDS (including rates set in statute or regulation), or providers with rates set through negotiation between regional centers and the provider. The rate increases do not apply for providers with usual and customary rates or rates that are set by other entities.

    08/29/2016 6:50 PM

  • Implementation of Paid Internship Program & Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Incentive Payments

    The enactment of the State Budget for 2016-17, on July 1, 2016, that includes new initiatives to increase CIE outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    08/11/2016 6:31 PM

  • CMS/HCBS) - Final Rule

    Background: In January 2014, the deferral Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules defining what constitutes a home and community-based setting for Medicaid reimbursement purposes under Section 1915 (c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, Section 1915(i) HCBS State Plan programs, and Section 1915(K) Community First Choice State Plan Options. The effective date of the regulations is March 17, 2014. CMS spent several years developing the final regulations through its rule making process, compiling and analyzing numerous comments from consumers, advocates, provider, state and local government agencies and the public. The final regulations provide guidance about the qualities that make a setting home and community-based, rather than focusing on what settings are institutional in nature

    08/04/2016 5:52 PM

  • Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Effective July 1, 2016, the County of Los Angeles enacted a minimum wage ordinance which increases the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County to $10.50 per hour (for employers with 25 or more employees). The City of Pasadena has adopted a similar ordinance which also became effective 7/1/16. Service providers who have staff providing services in these areas, and who are paid minimum wage are expected to comply with this ordinance. Click here for full news alert. Local Minimum Wage Ordinance – Rate Adjustment Options

    08/04/2016 2:21 PM


    No Board & Committee Meetings on August 24, 2016 due to a closed training session for Board and Committee members. Regular schedule will resume in September, For info. please call Erika Gomez at (909) 868-7732

    08/04/2016 10:14 AM

  • Public Meeting Notice

    Department of Developmental Services will hold four public meetings to consult with stakeholders, including consumers and families, advocates, providers, and protection/advocacy agencies, to review purchase of service data and develop recommendations to help reduce disparities.

    08/03/2016 3:49 PM

  • Public Forum - Purchase of Services Equity

    This is public forum scheduled on August 23rd, 2016 to get public comment on proposed strategies, to suggest activities that may be effective in addressing the disparities, and to provide recommendations to be incorporated in the proposals.

    08/03/2016 3:29 PM