Support Coordination Rate Increase Request

Published On: November 20th, 2019Categories: Advocacy Papers, SCA

Support Coordination Alliance

The Developmental Disability trade group the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) formed the Support Coordination Alliance (SCA) in January 2014 at a time when the Department of Human Services initiated the fee for service system.

The SCA member agencies employ over 250 professionals, represent 25% of people eligible for DDD services and are responsible for managing $180,625,013 budget dollars for those enrolled in DDD’s Program Waivers.

We believe there are two fundamental flaws in the current reimbursement rate for Support Coordination services:

  • The initial BLS code used to set the Support Coordination reimbursement rate was not reflective of the bachelor’s degree required by DDD and one year ID/DD work experience requirement and was therefore substandard to the actual cost and responsibilities that exceeded the high school rate used for the position.
  • We are entering the 6th year of the program and there has been no cost of living adjustment to the rate.
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