PCG Human Services, a seasoned provider of child welfare consulting services with 25 years of experience in the field, can assist child welfare agencies and provider networks in structuring and calculating payment rates and federal reimbursement rates for contracted services including foster care, child placing agencies, residential placements, and community-based services. We can also help child welfare departments successfully implement a structure to collect provider cost information and assess current rate methodologies.
PCG works with purchase of service entities, state child welfare agencies, lead agencies, and county offices to help them consider political, financial, and quality concerns in deciding how much to pay providers. PCG also helps state child welfare agencies facing legal action to validate their rate methodologies.
Whether your state is seeking to set rates for departmental foster care or specialized foster care, PCG can help. PCG uses both the Hitting the M.A.R.C. report published by Children's Rights and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cost of Raising a Child to establish a baseline for your state's foster care per diem. Foster parent and provider surveys can also be used to validate results for your state.
The federal Administration of Children and Families (ACF) has established additional guidance for claiming Title IV-E maintenance and administration for CPA services. PCG can help your state establish both payment rates for CPAs and a compliant federal claiming methodology.
For residential schools, group homes, and other congregate care settings, PCG can help your state establish a payment rate based on costs, outcomes, or other indicators. We will work with your agency to establish a rate structure that supports the objectives of your service delivery system. An additional component in congregate care settings is to establish compliant Title IV-E and Medicaid reimbursement rates based on allowable room and board and treatment activities. PCG helps states establish allowable time study methodologies, collect required statistics, develop cost reporting tools, identify allowable costs for federal reimbursement under an array of programs including Title IV-E, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and use other statistics to establish rates.
Increasingly, state agencies are purchasing evidence-based and community-based services to allow children and families to receive services without home removal. PCG can help establish payment rates that incentivize outcomes from contracted providers. We also can assist your state agency in identifying ways to support evidence-based practices with federal funding sources such as Medicaid.
To assist state agencies in the collection of provider costs to set rates, PCG provides a cost report and rate setting software. The software aids agencies in streamlining rate setting efforts. Our software provides a customizable rate setting system. Benefits include
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