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This timeline shows the steps that were taken in New Mexico to develop a process for distributing resources.

Chart depicting steps New Mexico took from 2008 until 2014

Beginning in 2008, the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) began exploring options to develop a resource allocation model to achieve its goals. As part of this process they met with a variety of stakeholders to gather input.

A gap analysis was completed, which provided an overall look at how New Mexico compared with other selected states as well as nationally on things like the number of people served, annual expenditures, and other key components of the service system.

In 2011, DDSD decided to use an assessment based resource allocation model that included seven levels called NM DDW Groups A-G. The Supports Intensity Scale ® (SIS) and Supplemental Questions were adopted by DDSD as the assessment tool. This model has been used in other states.

DDSD also conducted a rate study to be sure that appropriate rates were being paid to providers to cover cost of doing business for all services offered through the DDW.

Several steps were taken to adjust the model specifically for New Mexico including a validation process. By 2013, everything was in place to begin using the new model.

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