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Welcome to the Waiver Services page for Providers and Professionals.  Here you will find information about policies, procedures, WSAC, the SIS®, and information to support individuals currently on the DD waivers. 

Announcements:

Customized Rates:
Waiver Customized Rate Funding: Effective June 1, 2017, CMS approved a waiver amendment allowing providers to apply for customized rate funding for individuals who meet certain criteria. Providers applying for a customized rate must have documentation to demonstrate that the qualifying individual is an outlier to the current rate structure and meets certain criteria as described within the provider guidelines. If approved, a rate unique to the individual and/or service is developed based on eligibility criteria and the individual’s demonstrated exceptional support need.

UPDATE: Effective 11/1/2020
All customized rate applications should be completed using the Waiver Management System (WaMS). Emailed, faxed, or mailed applications are not accepted.

Customized Rate Help and Useful Documents

FORM pg-20 - Customized Rate Provider Guidelines: Updated 11/1/2020

FORM SF-20 -This form is required with submission of all customized rate applications and should be uploaded to WaMS: Updated 11/1/2020

FORM 011 - Request for Pre-Review-This form should only be used by providers requesting pre-review of a customized rate. Restrictions apply; refer to the Customized Rate Provider Guidelines (FORM-PG-20). .



Waiver Slot Assignment Committee (WSAC)

Regional Supports Unit (RSU)

The Regional Supports Unit provide oversight of the Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®), DD Wait list and waiver slot assignments. Please see contact information for each Regional Supports Specialist (RSS) at DBHDS RSS Contact Information 10.27.19.

Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®)

The SIS® is a validated assessment tool for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically designed to measure the pattern and intensity of supports needed by persons with disabilities to be successful in areas of life, similar to their peers without disabilities. A SIS® assessment is required for everyone who receives DD waiver services.

SIS® for Individuals and Families:

SIS® Vendors

DBHDS contracts with Ascend Management Innovations (Ascend) and Telligen to administer the Supports Intensity Scale®.

Regional Supports Unit (RSU)

The Regional Supports Unit provide oversight of the Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS®), DD Wait list and waiver slot assignments. Please see contact information for each Regional Supports Specialist (RSS) at DBHDS RSS Contact Information 10.27.19.

FY14 ID Waiver Community Slots Distribution

ID Waiver Wait List:

  • 2017
  • May 2017
  • May 2017 2016 January 2016 2015 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 2014 December 2014 November 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 06/09/2014 05/07/2014 04/07/2014 03/06/2014 02/04/2014 Annual Statewide Waitlist from 2004 – 2014: Statewide (May 2014)

Developmental Services Community Capacity and Sustainability Work Group

Annual Waiver Report 2019