Developmental Disabilities Administration completes two-year rate setting study

The Maryland Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Administration released a report today following a two-year developmental disabilities service provider rate setting study.

The rate study will allow the Developmental Disabilities Administration to move from a prospective to a reimbursement payment model and streamline the payment process. There are four major advantages of the system recommended by the rate study:

  • Providers will receive the same payment for providing the same level of support.
  • Individuals will be supported by a flexible system that allows for changes in service authorization to meet needs without requiring a change in contract or rate – allowing for portability so individuals can easily relocate without financial concerns about care.
  • Increased accountability in the provider community and within the Developmental Disabilities Administration, including additional rate transparency around the authorization and payment for staffing required for individual care.
  • The system will be responsive both to different levels of support needs and local economic conditions through predetermined calculations for adjustment. 

A series of town hall meetings are being held in each of the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s four regions for stakeholders to provide input on the results of the study. Each town hall will last from 7 – 9 p.m.

Eastern Shore Region
Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express,
8561 Ocean Gateway,
Easton, Md.

Western Maryland Region
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Ramada Inn,
718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Central Maryland Region
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Central Owen Brown Interfaith Center,
7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Southern Maryland Region
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Southern Bowie Comfort Inn,
4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716

Visit our website for a copy of the report!