The Lanterman Act Turns 50!

The Lanterman Act is celebrating a 50th anniversary this year.  Watch the TriLine newsletter and join our email list for updates on how TCRC is celebrating and how you can participate!

Here is a great brochure developed by Lanterman Regional Center for the 40th Anniversary of the Lanterman Act.

 

Bring Your Skills and Ideas to the TCADD Board

Contributing to the well being of persons served by TCRC is a rewarding experience.  Many TCADD board members have served their terms and seats for these valued roles are opening.  Family members are encouraged to apply, especially those with management, public relations, education or other non-profit experience.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  Or visit our website at www.tri-counties.org, select TCADD Board of Directors, then Membership  / Role.  We need your help to preserve quality of life and protect the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

News - Purchase of Services (POS) Reports by Ethnicity, Language, Residence & Diagnosis

Visit this page regularly for additional information.

Recent amendments to the Lanterman Act require Regional Centers and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to collect and post the following data related to Purchase of Service (POS) authorization, utilization and expenditures for each regional center: 

FISCAL YEAR 2014-15

EXPENDITURES AND SERVICES
*Services by Ethnicity or Race
*Services by Language
*Services by Language - Overview
*Services by Residence
*Services by Diagnosis - Summary
*Services by Diagnosis - Expanded
*Services by Diagnosis - Legislative 

PERSONS WITH NO PURCHASE OF SERVICES
*No Services by Ethnicity or Race
*No Services by Language
*No Services by Residence
*No Services by Diagnosis - Summary
*No Services by Diagnosis - Expanded
*No Services by Diagnosis - Legislative 

INSURANCE RELATED EXPENDITURES
*Insurance Expenditures by Ethnicity or Race
*Insurance Expenditures by Language
*Insurance Expenditures by Language - Overview
*Insurance Expenditures by Residence
*Insurance Expenditures by Diagnosis - Summary
*Insurance Expenditures by Diagnosis - Expanded
*Insurance Expenditures by Diagnosis – Legislative 

EXPENDITURES AND SERVICES BY ETHNICITY OR RACE FOR RESIDENCE TYPE
*Services by Ethnicity - Home
*Services by Ethnicity - ILS/SLS
*Services by Ethnicity - Institutions
*Services by Ethnicity - Residential
*Services by Ethnicity - MRP
*Services by Ethnicity - Other

 EXPENDITURES AND SERVICES BY LANGUAGE FOR RESIDENCE TYPE
*Services by Language - Home
*Services by Language - ILS/SLS
*Services by Language - Institutions
*Services by Language - Residential
*Services by Language - MRP
*Services by Language - Other

WIC 4519.5(a)(6) Requirement for Non-Threshold Languages

Regional Center Purchase of Service (POS) Data Limitations of POS Expenditure Data

Posted 12/31/15

The FY 2014-15 reports will be reviewed and discussed at several meetings in 2016.  Please check back as more information will be provided shortly.

 

FY 2013/14 POS Expenditure Data Report for DDS

POS Expenditure Data PowerPoint - Attachment A   En español
Limitations of POS Expenditure Data - Attachment B  En español
Minutes from the Info Night - Attachment C
Attendee Comments from the Info Nights - Attachment D

Posted August 19, 2015

The FY 2013-14 reports were reviewed and discussed at several meetings in March 2015.  

FISCAL YEAR 2013-14
Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(a)(4)
Services by Diagnosis – Summary 
Services by Diagnosis - Expanded
Services by Language: WIC Section 4519.5(a)(3)
Services by Ethnicity:  WIC Section 4519.5(a)(2)
Services by Residence 
No Services by Ethnicity or Race: WIC Section 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis – Summary 
No Services by Diagnosis- Expanded
No Services by Language 
No Services by Residence
Insurance by Diagnosis - Expanded (NEW)
Insurance by Diagnosis - Legislative (NEW)
Insurance by Diagnosis – Summary (NEW)
Insurance by Ethnicity (NEW)
Insurance by Language - Overview (NEW)
Insurance by Language (NEW)
Insurance by Residence (NEW)

Posted 12/31/14

FISCAL YEAR 2012-13
Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(a)(4)
Services by Diagnosis – Summary (NEW)
Services by Diagnosis - Expanded
Services by Language: WIC Section 4519.5(a)(3)
Services by Ethnicity:  WIC Section 4519.5(a)(2)
Services by Residence (NEW)
No Services by Ethnicity or Race: WIC Section 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis – Summary (NEW)
No Services by Diagnosis- Expanded
No Services by Language (NEW)
No Services by Residence (NEW)

The FY 2012-13 reports were reviewed and discussed at the public Board of Directors meeting on March 8, 2014. 

Posted 12/31/13

FISCAL YEAR 2011-12
Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(a)(4)
Services by Diagnosis- Expanded
Services by Language: WIC Section 4519.5(a)(3)
Services by Ethnicity:  WIC Section 4519.5(a)(2)
No Services by Ethnicity or Race: WIC Section 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis-Legislative: Per DDS Request, WIC 4519.5(b)
No Services by Diagnosis- Expanded

These reports were reviewed and discussed in a public meeting on June 8, 2013.  Please click here for more information

Originally Posted 3/31/2013
Revisions Posted 4/3/2013

Uniform Holiday Schedule and Half Day Billing Statutes No Longer in Effect

2015/2016 Holiday Schedule Update

The statute requiring regional centers and service providers to follow the Uniform Holiday Schedule is no longer in effect [Welfare & Institutions Code Section 4692].  A federal district court in Sacramento on September 1, 2015 denied the State’s request that the court “vacate” or set aside its previous February 13th ruling that struck down two reductions known as the “mandatory uniform holiday schedule” and “half-day billing rule” impacting many regional center funded community based site-based programs serving people with developmental disabilities. Barring any other legal action by the State, the federal district court’s February 13th ruling that struck down those two reductions remains in effect.

On March 17th the Department of Developmental Services issued an official directive to the 21 non-profit regional centers announcing elimination of the “Uniform Holiday Schedule” and “Half-Day Billing Rule” reductions effective immediately.  On April 15th the State decided to appeal to the federal district court to “vacate” or set aside its previous February 13th ruling that struck down the two cuts, with a request that, if granted, would have reinstated those two reductions.  On September 1, 2015 the federal district court issued its order denying the State’s motion or request to “vacate” its previous ruling, and reinstate those two reductions.

As regional centers can no longer require uniform provider holidays, TCRC's Vendor Advisory Committee (VAC) created a mutually agreeable holiday schedule for FY 15/16 for TCRC's day program and transportation providers, and this holiday schedule was approved at the VAC meeting on September 3, 2015.  A similar schedule was in place before the enactment of WIC Section 4692.

Certain services that were previously included under WIC Section 4692, such as 028 socialization training programs, 605 adaptive skills trainer, 048 client/parent support behavior intervention training programs, 055 community integration training programs, 063 community activities programs, and 093 create arts programs, are not included under the VAC holiday schedule.

TCRC will not pay for day program and transportation services on these holidays.

UNIFORM HOLIDAY SCHEDULE NOTICE

DDS March 17, 2015 Notice

HALF DAY BILLINGS: February 13, 2015, a federal court issued a ruling that Half-Day Billing requirements could not be enforced until such time as the State of California had obtained CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) approval for the requirements.  Given the recent court decision, the half day billing statute is no longer in effect and there is only full day billing.    CLICK HERE FOR REGIONAL CENTER LETTER TO SERVICE PROVIDERS

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