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Frequently asked questions about DWRS exceptions

Information for lead agencies (counties and tribal nations) as they consider Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) exception requests. Exceptions are available to meet extraordinary costs incurred by providers when the Rate Management System (RMS) rate does not meet the extraordinary needs of some people who receive services. Lead agencies use the DWRS exception request application, DHS-5820 (PDF) to submit requests to DHS.

People with banded rates

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