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.