DDS Latest Directive: Monthly Alternative Rates not till 12/1/20

DDS Latest Directive: Monthly Alternative Rates not till 12/1/20

Today, the Department of Developmental Services released an..... "Update of Monthly Rates for Alternative Nonresidential Services" indicating that providers shall continue to follow the methodology and rules outlined in the August 31,2020 Directive for September and October 2020." The monthly unit rates for Alternative Services will become effective December 1, 2020." Check the California Department of Developmental Services website for additional information.

Prior DDS Briefing:
Alternative Services: Provider Briefing on Monthly Rates
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Presentation more information
Payment Rate Methodology more information
Methodology Examples more information
Meeting Recording with Audio Transcript here (Available till October 30)

Provider Informational Updates: A series of four symposiums highlighting examples of real-world service delivery innovations.
October 28 - 4:00PM - Focus on Adult Services
November 4 and 12 - Check here

CA Early Start - Child Find and Referral Information: Please review the attached materials and share with your local medical, health, Early Care and Education Community partners. Remind them that CA Early Start is open and serving families and their children.

The Early Start Community Flyer: An informative flyer for families who may have a concern about their child’s development.
Community Resources Infographic  (English) (Spanish)   
Early Start also has a variety of additional multilingual brochures, booklets, publications, and other free resources that are available for parents, professionals, and others.

For more information, visit the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website at:

Open till November 3: click here HHS CARES ACT - Provider Relief Fund
The U.S. Health and Human Services Agency has released $20B in additional funding to assist providers.

VOTE - Still time to vote on November 3. Check out CA Voting 2020.
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Fran Chasen and Annie Cox
IDA Liaisons

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