California Department of Developmental Services “Amendments to Home and Community Based Services Waiver and 1915(i) plan

California

It is the Department of Developmental Services' intent to amend both the HCBS Waiver and the 1915(i) State Plan in order to obtain federal approval for changes to provider payment rates as a result of the passages of both the State budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, and Assembly Bill (AB) X2-1 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016) which provide for several rate changes and/or increases for some service providers effective July 1, 2016. As required by the federal government, notice must be issued prior to the effective date of the rate changes. The State budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, and Assembly Bill (AB) X2-1 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016) provide for a number of rate changes and/or increases for some service providers. The rate increases, effective July 1, 2016, are only applicable for providers with rates set by the Department (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.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
Systems: 
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Date Enacted: 
07/01/2016
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