FY 2019 Provider Rate Increase FAQ's
~~During the past legislative session, Governor Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly dedicated approximately $50 million in state and federal dollars towards a rate increase for providers contracted with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The legislation clearly states the funds are for the sole purpose of increasing the Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff salary component in the DIDD provider rate methodology, with a legislative intent to increase the hourly wages of DSPs at DIDD contracted provider agencies.
The legislation clearly states the funding is intended to increase the wages of direct support professionals. Each provider agency will need to determine the best strategy to honor the legislative intent
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Provider Transformation
- Tennessee General Assembly, Tennessee Governor