The Rhode Island Department of Behavior Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) is in the process of reviewing payment rates and policies for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Burns & Associates, a division of Health Management Associates (HMA-Burns) and The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) , has been contracted to assist with this rate study.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

HMA-Burns is collecting comments from interested parties on the process and recommendations for services and rates. An overview of the materials are available through the links provided below.

  • Updated Materials (10/14) The draft rate models that detail the specific assumptions related to direct care worker wages, benefits, and productivity; mileage; program support, and other factors can be accessed here.
    • This packet has been updated as of October 14, 2022. No changes were made to rate model assumptions, however, there were formula errors discovered in several rate models, primarily for new services (the full list can be accessed here). With the release of the corrected packet, the rates for the services noted have changed from the prior version.
  • Updated Materials (10/14) The presentation that provides background on the project, outlines the rate setting methodology, and highlights the results of the rate study can be accessed here.
    • This packet has been updated as of October 14, 2022. The only changes to this document are updates to stated rates to conform with the changes made in the rate models.
  • The compiled results of the provider survey can be accessed here.
  • A recording of the meeting held on September 28, 2022 can be accessed here.
  • A recording of the meeting held on September 29, 2022 can be accessed here.

Written comments should be submitted to bsmith@healthmanagement.com, and will be accepted until October 24, 2022.