Service Providers

DDS Rate Study

Public Comments

Rate Study Comments Assistance Sessions

The HRC Service Provider Advisory Committee and Department of Community Services will be hosting sessions to assist service providers to submit public comments regarding the DDS Rate Study. The sessions will be geared toward specific service categories and are as follows:

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Harbor Regional Center
Conference Room A4
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Residential Services
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Day, Employment, & Transportation
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM All Other Services (SLS, Respite, Training, Behavioral Services, Early Intervention Services, etc.)

Please RSVP to by March 20, 2019 and indicate the session(s) you will attend. Please review the materials referenced below before the session. We suggest that you bring your laptop to access documents and forms at the session.

General Information

Burns & Associates (B&A) was contracted by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to conduct the Rate Study. B&A conducted a Service Provider Survey in Spring/Summer 2018. They also conducted a Client & Family Survey in last fall. B&A developed draft rate models. B&A and DDS presented the draft rate models and related assumptions at briefing sessions held on February 28 through March 4, 2019. The Rate Study Report will be released on March 15, 2019. DDS will review public comments accepted through Friday, April 5, 2019 and the Draft Rate Models may be modified as appropriate.

List of Service Codes that are Included or Excluded in the Rate Study

How to Submit Public Comments

Regional Centers have been assigned to collect public comments from their service provider community, clients, families, and interested parties. The comment template can be accessed here.

The template is a fillable form that must be saved on your computer before emailing to us. Please email the form to no later than 1:00 PM on April 5, 2019. Please be specific. You may provide supporting documentation if applicable.

Draft Rate Models

Detailed materials from the DDS/B&A briefing sessions are available on the Burns & Associates website ( The materials include: