Burns Reports

Alabama Rate Study

The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is in the process of reviewing provider payment rates for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To support this effort, ADMH contracted with Burns & Associates, a division of Health Management Associates (HMA-Burns), to support the review and develop recommendations. HMA-Burns has developed draft recommendations and is providing an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on these recommendations.

Public Review and Comment

ADMH and HMA-Burns want to hear from community stakeholders before HMA-Burns finalizes the recommendations for presentation to ADMH. HMA-Burns encourages all interested stakeholders to review relevant materials and provide comments, in as detailed a manner as possible, and submit written comments.

Links to the materials for public review and comment are provided below. A recording that provides a detailed overview of the rate models can be accessed here.

ID and LAH Waiver Materials

  • The draft rate models that detail the specific assumptions related to direct worker wages, benefits, and productivity; mileage; program support, and other factors can be accessed here. The current version of the draft rate models was revised October 30, 2022.
  • A presentation that provides background on the rate study, outlines the rate setting methodology, and highlights the results of the rate study can be accessed here.

CWP Waiver Materials

  • The draft rate models that detail the specific assumptions related to direct worker wages, benefits, and productivity; mileage; program support, and other factors can be accessed here.
  • The addendum to the presentation referenced above (under the ID and LAH Waiver Materials) that provides additional details specific to the CWP rate setting methodology and highlights can be accessed here.

Written comments should be submitted to [email protected], and will be accepted until November 18, 2022.