Alta California Regional Center’s Provider Advisory Committee will be holding an informational session for Service Providers to learn more about the Provider Rate Survey and the importance of completing this survey. Please click on the link in the Information Session – Provider Rate Survey attachment to sign up for the meeting that will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018. It is important for Service Providers covered by the Survey to complete the survey so that DDS has information to take to the Legislature.
The Department of Developmental Services has contracted with Burns and Associates, a consulting firm to conduct a rate study of current regional center service providers. Click on the link below to access the survey. Below is the email from Burns & Associates to service providers.
Effective June 27, 2016, Assembly Bill (AB) 1606 resulted in the expansion of special incident reporting requirements, as established within Section 4659.2(b) of the Welfare and Institutions code. This legislation requires regional center vendors that provide crisis or residential services, supported living services, long-term health care facilities, and acute psychiatric hospitals to report certain incidents to Disability Rights California, in addition to the Regional Center.
Under current law, service providers who are paid an amount more than or equal to $500,000 but less than $2 million in the vendor’s fiscal year from regional center payments shall be required to obtain an independent review conducted by a CPA firm. Providers that are paid by regional centers an amount equal to or more than $2 million shall obtain an independent audit of ifs financial statements. Please review the DDS memo to learn more and determine if your organization requires an audit or review.
It is a common practice for service providers to use the SIR Report to communicate client-involved incidences that ACRC categorizes as “Shared Information”. In an effort to increase the timeliness and accuracy of SIR Reporting, ACRC has recently updated our Shared Information Procedure and created a Shared Information Form to be submitted directly to the assigned Service Coordinator (not the SIR Desk) when reporting a Shared Information.
Alta’s Provider Advisory Committee has recommended and the Board of Directors have approved the attached 2015-17 Holiday schedule. This schedule recognizes most all of the national holidays. ACRC suggests that regional center day programs, programs that operate on schedules like day programs as well as transportation providers adopt this schedule in order to provide consistency. The following programs may be impacted by the Holiday schedule.