Burns and Associates Rate Study

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Sept. 4, 2018


The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) submitted the rate study on the provision of community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities to the California Legislature.

The rate study includes four parts:

  • Part 1 summarizes the various methodologies for establishing rates for home and community-based services and outlines current rates and methodologies in California.
  • Part 2 provides an overview of the study, including the project’s timeline, principles adopted to guide the study, and data sources used to inform rates.
  • Part 3 covers the major components of the rate models, including direct care worker wages, benefits and productivity, indirect costs such as program operations and provider administrative costs, and adjustments to account for regional cost differences.
  • Part 4 provides a summary of the rate study results.

Rates Study Cover Letter 3-15-19

DDS Vendor Rate Study

DDS Rate Study Web Page:  Click here

Cost by service code: cost analysis