Home and Community-Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled
The Home and Community-Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled (HCBS-DD) Waiver is administered by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) who will authorize home and community-based services for developmentally disabled persons who are Regional Center consumers. Twenty-one regional centers throughout California purchase and coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Waiver services make it possible for consumers to live in the community instead of an Intermediate Care Facility for the developmentally disabled or a State Developmental Center. The DD Waiver is currently the largest HCBS waiver in California as well as the nation.
On September 19, 2018, the State received approval from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend the Waiver. The amendment allows the Department to increase provider payment rates for Home Health Aide and Skilled-Nursing Services. See links below to view the Waiver Amendment and Approval Letter.
For further information about this Waiver refer to 1915(c) Waivers page