ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey
Mandatory ABX2-1 Survey Information and Portal Registration for Service Providers - Deadline for Completion October 1, 2017

Announcement

As you are aware, with the enactment of Assembly Bill (ABX2-1) (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016), many service providers received a rate increase through the ABX2-1 funds effective July 1, 2016.  The rate increase was for the purpose of increasing wages and/or benefits for staff that spend a minimum of 75 percent of their time providing direct services to consumers.

Included in the statute is a mandated requirement that the Department of Developmental Services (“DDS”), with regional center participation, must survey all service providers who received this rate increase effective July 1, 2016.   The mandated survey must be completed no later than Sunday, October 1, 2017.  In order to meet this statutory timeline, we suggest that you complete the mandated survey on or before Friday, September 15, 2017.

We request that you complete the mandated survey by registering and logging into the following website links:

Step 1:  Service Provider ABX2-1 Portal Registration Link (First Time/New User):

https://www.evoconportal.com/CADDS/authenticate.php

Step 2:  Service Provider ABX2-1 Survey Link (Once registered, Use the following link to login into the portal to complete the survey):

https://www.evoconportal.com/CADDS/login.php

Note: DDS has posted the links above, on their website under http://www.dds.ca.gov/ratechangesJuly2016/index.cfm. There is also link to the USER manual for the ABX2-1 portal which provides complete instructions.

Please know that the failure to complete the ABX2-1 rate survey(s) by October 1, 2017 will result in your program(s) forfeiting the ABX2-1 rate increase Therefore, we highly encourage you to complete the ABX2-1 rate survey by the established timeline above.

Should you have any questions about the ABX2-1 rate increase or need assistance, please send an email to Beth DeWitt at bdewitt@rceb.org or contact her at 510-618-7718 and she will get you in touch with the appropriate staff member. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this request.

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