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Department of Health and Social Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Joint Finance Committee Hearing Fiscal Year 2016 Jane J. Gallivan.

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1 Department of Health and Social Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Joint Finance Committee Hearing Fiscal Year 2016 Jane J. Gallivan Division Director March 26, 2015 Delaware Health and Social Services

2 Vision Valuing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, honoring abilities, respecting choice, achieving possibilities.....working together to support healthy, safe and fulfilling lives Delaware Health and Social Services

3 Intellectual Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorder Prader Willi Syndrome Individuals Served by DDDS

4 Delaware Health and Social Services DDDS Population by Service Settings

5 Delaware Health and Social Services Epilogue Requirement: Family Support HCBS Waiver Application “ …Developmental Disabilities Services…is directed to move forward with developing and establishing a Family Support Waiver to begin in Fiscal Year Prior to submission of the application to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the division shall get the approval from the Controller General and the Office of Management and Budget.”

6 Delaware Health and Social Services Federal CMS Definition of “Community” for Home and Community Based Services The website of the new CMS definition of community is listed below.

7 Delaware Health and Social Services Epilogue Requirement: DDDS Provider Quality Standards Epilogue Section 176 of the FY2015 Budget required DDDS to work with specified representatives to develop “additional quality standards for providers” of HCB services. The group must report its findings to the JFC no later than April 1, 2015.

8 Delaware Health and Social Services FY2015 Provider Rate Increase Direct Support Professional Rate Rebasing Report Submitted in January 2014 $1,169.9 appropriated by the legislature to implement a rate increase for 6 months in FY15 based on the report Funding enabled rate increases in two provider categories that were furthest from the benchmark rates: group home/staffed apartment (5.09% average increase) and day service non-facility (.96% increase)

9 Delaware Health and Social Services FY 16 Governor’s Recommended Budget $ Annualize FY15 Special School Grads $1,210.6 FY16 Special School Grads $1,842.9 Annualize FY15 Community Placements $1,901.0 FY16 Community Placements $1,169.9 Annualize the FY15 Provider Rate Increase $ 5.9 Lease Escalator

10 Delaware Health and Social Services Thank you.


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