Service Provider Announcements
Community Resource Development Stakeholder Meeting
Thursday, September 28 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CalAIM: Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD) Carve-In 101 for ICF/DD Homes Webinar - The goal of these webinars is to provide stakeholders with an understanding of the ICF/DD carve-in policy requirements, and how to best prepare to support members when all Medi-Cal managed care plans will be required to cover and coordinate institutional long-term care for members residing in an ICF/DD starting on January 1, 2024.
Monday, August 21 from 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Advance registration required.
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Note that “Beginning January 1, 2023, Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.10(c)(1) requires a provider that received a rate increase use no less than the percentage in the rate model for staff wages and benefits to enhance the wages and benefits of staff who spend at least 75 percent of their time providing direct services to consumers. Providers who received a rate increase are required to maintain documentation, subject to audit by the Department and regional centers, demonstrating compliance with this requirement.”
The Department has posted an online look up tool showing the required percentage applicable -- https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/vendor-provider/rate-study-implementation/direct-care-staff-benchmark-rate-dashboard
Alternative Services will be ending 12/31/2022. Billing will cease for this service type after this type. Please refer to the DDS directive from December 1, 2022 for more information. The directive can be found here Alternative Nonresidential Services (ca.gov).
Dear SDRC Service Providers!
We are excited to announce Virtual Coffee with Community Services. These virtual meet and greets are held on the last Monday of every month from
8:30 am – 9:30 am. This is an opportunity to meet with community services staff, ask questions, and discuss how we can better support our provider community. Our first one is scheduled for Monday, January 30, at 8:30. We hope to see you there!
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Local Partnership Agreement (LPA)
The California Department of Education, California Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Department of Developmental Services, issued the California Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint.
This Blueprint is a five-year initiative that is the result of the commitment between the three departments to provide opportunities for Californians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), regardless of the severity of their disability, to prepare for and participate in competitive integrated employment.
Local Partnership Agreements between regional centers, local Department of Rehabilitation Districts, and LEA/school districts incorporate strategies for collaboration and coordinated service delivery to transition-aged youth who are leaving school for competitive wage employment in the local communities. Individuals with ID/DD are connected with community resources and appropriate services and supports from transition to adulthood, including benefits planning to encourage employment.
The San Diego Local Partnership Agreement can be found here.
Home & Community Based Services
Home and Community Based Services Self Assessment is to help providers align their program with the HCBS Final Rule federal regulations. The Self Assessment is available to for providers who provider grouped services such as Day Programs and Residential Services.
For additional information or log in support please email Ashley Gaston or call (858) 302-5388
Dear Early Start Providers,
DDS has provided a directive allowing for Early Start Services to be provided through remote services. This is a waiver that will be time limited for the period of the State of Emergency and only if the family agrees to have the services provided remotely.
1. We are not requiring a change in program design for this temporary service.
2. Before you start working remotely with the families, please contact the assigned San Diego Regional Center Service Coordinator to let them know the family has agreed to receive remote services for their child. Providers do not need to get a signature from the family to start remote services.
3. If for some reason, you are not able to, or do not wish to provide remote services, please send an email to Mary Baier
4. For any questions, please contact Rosalie Goulding.