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To: Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services Providers
From: Cathy Robinson, Director, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
RE: New Rates Effective July 1, 2015
Date: May 21, 2015
On July 1, 2015 new rates will be in effect for Community Habilitation – Individual (CHIO), Facility Habilitation Individual (FHIO) and Respite for both the Family Support and Community Integration and Habilitation Waivers. Residential Habilitation Services (RH10 and RH20) will have new rates under the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver. The new rates are in the table below and a new rate chart will be posted on the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’Announcements webpage.
While these rates are being implemented across both waivers, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) anticipate only a relatively small number of individuals will be immediately impacted by the new, increased rates. This group of individuals will see a change in their Cost Comparison Budgets (CCBs) that will result in a need for team discussion to determine if the service package continues to be appropriate for them.
Although the new rates do not go into effect until July 1, 2015, BDDS will be converting to the new rates prior to that in order to give case managers and providers an opportunity to review the changes prior to the July 1 conversion. Below is the timeline for the conversion and the actions case managers will need to take after the conversion is complete.
2015 Rate Conversion Timeline