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2018 Service Provider Rate Study

DDS Provider Notification

We appreciate the interest in the provider survey that we have received to date. A number of providers have already submitted surveys.

In response to requests from several providers and in order to allow for the broadest participation, DDS has agreed to extend the due date for the provider survey. The new deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018.

As a reminder:

·       Survey-related materials can be accessed at http://www.burnshealthpolicy.com/ddsvendorrates/

·       Completed surveys should be submitted to DDSProviderSurvey@burnshealthpolicy.com

·       If you have any questions, you can contact us at DDSProviderSurvey@burnshealthpolicy.com or (602) 241-8515.

As required by Welfare and Institutions Code § 4519.8 , the California Department Developmental Services (DDS) is in the process of studying the reimbursement rates paid for community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Burns & Associates, Inc. (B&A), is assisting DDS with this study.  This assistance includes the administration of a vendor survey to collect data regarding providers’ service delivery designs and costs.  B&A consulted with DDS and the Developmental Services Task Force’s Rates Work group to develop the Excel-based survey and accompanying instructions.

You can find the survey links and other information on DDS’s website at: https://www.dds.ca.gov/RateStudy/index.cfm