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Developmental Disabilities Services

Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community. To achieve this goal, Developmental Disabilities contracts with private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide an array of residential services, day services, and family support services.

DD Rate Payment Methodology Changes

Since 2009, the department has been working with consultants, service providers, and the North Dakota Association of Community Providers to convert the state's retrospective, cost-based payment system to a prospective fee-for-service system. The new system featuring standardized rates by service type and staffing levels based on each client's unique needs is expected to be implemented next spring.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Changes

Information for DD Licensed Providers

News

Press Release - Agency seeks public input on Medicaid waiver serving people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (Posted May 18, 2018)

Report to North Dakota - Eligibility, Service Array and Person-Centered Practices: Observations and Recommendations for Consideration (Summer 2017) (NOTE: This report is the result of the technical assistance North Dakota received.)

Powerpoint: Medicaid Waiver Technical Assistance (Presented at stakeholder meetings in June 2017, the presentation reviews Medicaid waivers and explains the technical assistance the state is receiving, which includes help identifying potential gaps in waiver services that help participants live in the community.)

LINK to Archived News and Information

Contact Us

Developmental Disabilities Division
1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 1A
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208
Phone: 701.328.8930
Toll Free: 800.755.8529
E-mail: dhsddreq@nd.gov

 

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