Department of Developmental Services Provider Rate Study 

Completing this survey is our opportunity to let the legislature know what it really costs to provide services and to contribute information that could possibly lead to an increase in provider rates! Deadline is August 3, 2018.

What You Need To Know About The Survey
In 2015-2016, the California legislature mandated a rate study of the reimbursements paid to vendors of regional center services and DDS contracted with Burns & Associates to build and conduct the study. As part of the rate study, you will be asked to complete a survey about your regional center program revenue and costs related to those programs. Although the survey is voluntary, the data from providers is a crucial aspect of the study and will give Legislators a clearer idea of the need to increase rates to providers. Your participation in this survey could directly impact the rates of your services, so it is very important that all service providers participate! 

What You Will Need To Complete The Survey 

  • Microsoft Excel (version 2010 or newer)
  • Latest fiscal year information 
  • Staff wages and benefits
  • Administrative and program costs
  • Some service specific facts

About The Survey
The survey will be presented as a series of Excel worksheets.  Some of the worksheets will be completed by all providers to gather basic information. Other worksheets will be completed based on service codes. For example,if you only provide supported employment with service code 952, you will only complete those worksheets plus the worksheets all providers complete.  The worksheets are set up to have some features meant to help you complete the survey. The survey will require that you organize financial and program information that you already have. Your information will not be made public.It will only be reported in combination with other provider data.

Assistance Available To Complete The Survey 

  • Burns & Associates will offer a webinar and will provide a document with instructions.  The date and time of the webinar will be announced soon
  • The Golden Gate Regional Center Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC) will be organizing trainings and assistance for providers that need help. Please contact Cheryl White at [email protected]or Matt Tarver-Wahlquist at [email protected]  for more details.  More information on this coming soon!

Timeline - Due August 3, 2018
Make sure you have access to the information you may need to complete it. This includes a copy of your latest fiscal year financial information, staff job titles and wages, benefit costs, and information about staff duties and training.