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DDS Wants to Hear From You! 2 Surveys Available for Providers and Families.

Post Date:October 09, 2018

Survey for Providers:

As a next step to help inform the Rate Study, Burns & Associates (B&A) is conducting a provider survey to collect data regarding providers' service delivery designs and costs for providers of Specialized Therapeutic Services (service codes 115, 116 and 117). Due to the unique nature of these services, these providers were not asked to participate in the recently concluded provider survey. Service providers are being asked to return these surveys by October 12, 2018.

All providers of specialized therapeutic services are encouraged to complete the survey, even if they are only able to provide some of the information requested.

The survey and instructions, including instructional webinars, and contact information for technical assistance is available here.


Survey for Consumers and Families:

In response to requests from stakeholders and advocates, and consistent with the Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) efforts in coordinating a comprehensive rate study, DDS is conducting a survey of consumers and family members to further inform the rate study. DDS has contracted with Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) to facilitate the survey, and worked with an advisory committee consisting of consumers and family members in the development of the survey.

The survey is available here, and will be available to complete until October 28, 2018.

After the conclusion of the survey, public comment meetings will be held throughout the State to provide an opportunity for family members and consumers to further share input on the rate study. The dates, times and locations of these meetings will be posted on the DDS website.

The Department encourages all consumers and family members to participate in the survey. The survey is available in many languages through the use of a drop-down menu within the survey.