Residential Care Homes (RCH) rates are set in accordance with Section 17b-340 (h) CGS and Section 17-311-52 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. The Department of Social Services (DSS) utilizes the long-term care cost reports (LTC) for privately operated RCH rate setting purposes.
The annual rate period is July 1 through June 30, unless modified by the legislature. There are 101 RCH facilities with a total capacity of approximately 2,750 licensed beds that provide services to approximately 2,100 AABD eligible residents. The average rate is approximately $93.00 per day and rates range from a minimum of $35.54 to $140.91 per day. In SFY 2014, AABD program expenditures for RCH services were approximately $40 million. If a facility does not file a cost report, it receives the minimum rate per Sec. 17-311-54 state regulations.
The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) approved a 1% increase to Residential Care Home rates effective July 1, 2018. Information regarding the rate increase will be posted below.