On July 9, 2019, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) proposed raising rates for provider organizations in 2020. Rates for home- and community-based service (HCBS) will be raised to account for an increase in the state minimum wage. Approximately 33,000 people receive DDD services. The rate changes are intended to improve service delivery, individual and family engagement, and access to care; the rate changes are also intended to generally reduce wait times for medically necessary services. According to a July 9, 2019, DDD presentation detailing an initial rate increase proposal for home . . .
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