On September 23, 2022 The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) announced implementation of a voluntary Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for community service providers, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.10. The development of a state-wide QIP began in fiscal year ‘21/’22 with stakeholder workgroup meetings in November 2021.
According to a directive issued to Regional Centers on September 23, 2022, “The QIP is designed to improve consumer outcomes, service provider performance, and the quality of services. Participating service providers that meet or exceed quality measures developed by the Department with input from stakeholders, will be eligible for incentive payments…. Through the collective work of the QIP workgroup, the QIP has six areas of focus: Prevention and Wellness; Employment; Early Intervention; Workforce Capacity; Service Access; and Informed Choice and Satisfaction. Each focus area has one or more quality measure(s) tied to specific desired outcomes, with corresponding performance targets and incentives.”
During Fiscal Year ‘22/’23 Phase 1 includes measures and incentives for the following 4 of 6 areas of focus: Prevention and Wellness, Employment, Service Access, and Workforce Capacity. Please use the link below to view more detailed information regarding the overall QIP and implementation of Phase 1 during Fiscal Year ‘22/’23:
Please use the link below to view the DDS directive dated September 23, 2022: https://www.dds.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Quality_Incentive_Program_09232022.pdf