The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Appeals Board (DAB) have made landmark rulings with the review of Title IV-E foster care costs in Georgia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Increased scrutiny at the federal level to confirm that child welfare agencies are only claiming allowable  Title IV-E costs has increased oversight and financial pressures for child welfare agencies and providers across the country.

 

Public Consulting Group’s (PCG’s) results-driven provider payment, Title IV-E, and Medicaid rate setting services for child welfare agencies can significantly mitigate these added pressures. Our proven cost report and rate setting software and expertise in providing rate setting services for child welfare state, county, and provider agencies can help to ensure your agency’s compliance with federal regulations.

 

For well over a decade, Public Consulting Group (PCG) has been assisting child welfare state, county, and provider agencies by developing rate setting methodologies, conducting rate reviews, and providing federal reimbursement consulting.


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

  • Electronic upload of provider costs
  • Elimination of manual data entry
  • Review of your current provider payment, Title IV-E, and Medicaid rate setting methodology
  • Streamlined rate setting functions
  • Customizable system that maps to your methodology
  • Automatic identification of errors
  • Comparison of specific cost categories across geographic regions and placement types
  • Maintenance of historic information

PCG’s cost report and Title IV-E rate setting software is a customizable system grounded in a core set of principles:

  • Knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-87 (2 CFR Part 225) and the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements (2 CFR Part 200) and A-133
  • A comprehensive understanding of Title IV-E and the Social Security Act principles
  • Understanding of federal OIG and DAB rulings on Title IV-E foster care rates and administrative claiming
  • Tracking of national best practices in child welfare payment and contract structure and Title IV-E rate setting methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of all costs, utilization, and other aspects that affect specific rate calculations

Ask us about PCG's rate setting consulting projects with

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Children and Families
  • State of Indiana, Department of Child Services
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
  • State of Missouri, Department of Youth Services
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Youth Services
  • State of Florida, Department of Children and Families

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By choosing PCG as your rate setting vendor, you can be assured of a compliant reimbursement system for your child welfare agency. Contact us today to request a demonstration of our cost report and Title IV-E rate setting software or to learn more. For more information about PCG Human Service's Title IV-E Cost Report and Rate Setting Software please contact us at info@publicconsultinggroup.com or 1-800-210-6113.