Burns Reports

Nevada HCBS I/DD Waiver Rate Study


The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) and Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) are in the process of reviewing payment rates and policies for services covered through the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Burns & Associates (B&A), an operating division of Health Management Associates, has been contracted to assist with this rate study.


A provider survey has been developed to collect data regarding providers’ service delivery designs and costs, which will inform any proposed changes to payment rates. The accompanying instruction manual provides a general overview of the survey and detailed instructions about several forms within the survey. Additionally, a pre-recorded webinar that walks through each form of the survey has been developed as a reference that can be accessed as needed while completing the survey. These materials are available for download below:

• The Excel-based survey can be accessed here.
• The written survey instructions can be accessed here.
• A recorded webinar that walks through the survey can be accessed here.

The survey is voluntary, but all providers are strongly encouraged to participate as the information collected will be a key consideration in the rate-setting process.

Data collected through this survey will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating provider payment rates for the services listed above. Only aggregated data will be reported; no provider-specific information will be published.

Providers may contact Steven Abele with B&A at any time during the survey period at [email protected] or (602) 466-9840 for assistance or questions.

Please submit your completed survey by March 19, 2021 to [email protected].