Vendor Rate Study

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT DDS RATE STUDY

As you may have heard, the Department of Developmental Services has contracted with Burns
and Associates to conduct a study of service rates for all of our providers.

They have emailed a very important survey that we encourage you to fill out. It is due on July
6
th. Please open this email and read the instructions. Burns and Associates has recorded a
series of webinars to explain the rate study and walk you through the survey page-by-page.

Please watch these videos. They can be found at:

http://www.burnshealthpolicy.com/DDSVendorRates/

To assist you, Far Northern Regional Center will hold two informational sessions to review the
survey. It would be best if you watch the instructional videos on Burns and Associates website
before attending an informational session. The sessions will be held:

Date
Location
Times
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   FNRC Chico office
1377 East Lassen Avenue, Chico
9:30am – 11:30 am
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   FNRC Redding office
1900 Churn Creek Road, Redding
9:30am – 11:30 am
1:30pm – 3:30 pm

We know the survey is long. It is important that you provide the information you can, which is
held in confidence. It has been a very long time since there has been any study on rates. This is
your chance to share what you are up against, and hopefully the Legislature will listen and act.

Laura Larson
Executive Director