April 23, 2015
DBHDS will post/distribute the revised Waiver rates proposal on Friday, April 24th. While many will be pleased with the response to the comments received during the public comment period; there is a fairly significant downward adjustment for the “rest of the state” rates based on a rather fundamental change to the wage calculation, and a similar increase in the Northern Virginia rates. The were modifications to the Sponsored Residential calculations and a proposed $6,000 increase for the provider stipend for Tier 4, adjustments to the mileage allowance, and to the assumed day activity participation for the Tier 4 Group Home and Supported Living rate models. We will complete a more comprehensive analysis over the weekend.