The State of Vermont invites people receiving Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS), and their family members or advocates, to serve on working groups studying DDS payment reform.

The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, in partnership with the Department of Vermont Health Access, is working on a major Payment Reform initiative for Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Home and Community-based Services.

The State now seeks service recipient representation on three different work groups: needs assessment, payment model, and encounter data.  A small stipend and mileage is available for stakeholders who would not be participating as part of their job.

The goal of this project is to create a transparent, effective, and administrable payment model for DD services that aligns with the Agency of Human Service’s broader payment reform and health care reform goals.

Read the full PDF of this invitation.

If you are interested in participating, please email Clare McFadden as soon as possible, but no later than 11/12/18.