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Support Services Webinar Presenter: Walker E. Solomon II. Michelle Farrington, TaJuanna Taylor Presentation to: Regional Accounting Staff, DFCS Contract.

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1 Support Services Webinar Presenter: Walker E. Solomon II. Michelle Farrington, TaJuanna Taylor Presentation to: Regional Accounting Staff, DFCS Contract Liaisons Date: July 22, 2013 Georgia Department of Human Services

2 Vision, Mission and Core Values Vision Stronger Families for a Stronger Georgia. Mission Strengthen Georgia by providing Individuals and Families access to services that promote self-sufficiency, independence, and protect Georgia's vulnerable children and adults. Core Values Provide access to resources that offer support and empower Georgians and their families. Deliver services professionally and treat all clients with dignity and respect. Manage business operations effectively and efficiently by aligning resources across the agency. Promote accountability, transparency and quality in all services we deliver and programs we administer. Develop our employees at all levels of the agency.

3 Support Services Webinar Agenda –Service Authorizations –Introduce Rate Changes –Waiver Process

4 System of Care Unit July 1, 2011

5 Purpose To improve service delivery for children with serious emotional disorders –To improve health services for all children in the care and custody of DFCS –To manage the Intensive Community Services Program –To manage CCFA/WA Programs –To manage PUP, HS, PA, and EI To participate in the development of a System of Care for families and children in Georgia

6 To liaison with state agencies that serve DFCS children and families

7 STAFF Ursula Davis Walker Solomon ICSP CCFA/WA PUP, HS, PA, EI TaJuanna Taylor Michelle Farrington CCFA/WA

8 Jim Hendricks –PRTF Monica Scott –Permanency and Reunification Project Millicent Houston –Roundtables

9 Clinical Program Specialists Brandy Rogers Kristin Tolliver −Regions 13, 14, 15 Aisha Gray − Regions 1, 2, 3 Sandra Wimbush −Regions 4, 6, 8 Kimberly Whitehead −Regions 5, 6, 7

10 Page Hand –Region 10, 11 Becky Kane −Region 9, 12

11 Program Changes Refer to Costar Manual Chapter 1016 – Foster Care Manual –Eliminated

12 Service Authorizations

13 Service Authorizations will be completed in Shines –Beginning July 8, 2013 –Will allow us to track the services –Will allow us to track the funds expended and stay within the limits set by policy. –Will reduce the number of SA’s returned for errors.

14 Approval Process No change –Needs supervisor approval –Can be ed to vendor –SSCM will need to approve invoice –Accounting will only pay from Shines SA

15 Implementation Time Schedule June, 2013 –Training regionally by DIS July 1 – 5, 2013 –Vendors and Rates entered into Shines –Use manual SA form July 8, 2013 ―Use Shines SA ―SA’s from 7/1-5 put in Shines

16 Rate Changes

17 Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment –Coordination of Medical/ Dental a onetime fee of $300 per family –Coordination of trauma assessment a onetime fee of $300 per family

18 Rate Changes Wrap Around Services –Only licensed professionals or a provisionally Licensed Counselors with a Masters in Human Services being supervised by a fully Licensed Counselor can provide counseling/therapy services $65/hour ―Degreed professional or paraprofessionals with five years of experience $35/hour

19 Rate Changes –Transportation Begins at the point the provider leaves his/her work station $15/hour plus mileage regardless of the level of experience. Prevention of Unnecessary Out of Home Placement Services –Only licensed professionals or a provisionally Licensed Counselors with a Masters in Human Services being supervised by a fully Licensed Counselor can provide counseling/therapy services $65/hour

20 Rate Changes ―Degreed professional or paraprofessionals with five years of experience $35/hour ―Trauma assessment Only when the service is not billable to Medicaid Early Intervention and Prevention Services ―No referral fee ―The mileage rate not included in the $500 max per family.

21 Rate Changes –Home Visits Degreed professional or paraprofessional with five years of experience $35/hour. Homestead Services –Only licensed professionals or a provisionally Licensed Counselors with a Masters in Human Services being supervised by a fully Licensed Counselor can provide counseling/therapy services $65/hour

22 Rate Changes ―Degreed professional or paraprofessionals with five years of experience $35/hour Parent Aid Services ―No referral fee ―Degreed professional or paraprofessionals with five years of experience $35/hour.

23 Waivers Must be granted in advance of service delivery –Mileage Up to $ – no waiver needed $250 - $500 must be approved by Regional Director Over $500 must be approved by Director of Field Operations –Wrap Around Cannot exceed $5, per year per family $5,000 - $8000 must be approved by Regional Director Over $8,000 must be approved by Director of Field Operations

24 Questions? Contact Michelle Farrington TaJuanna Taylor Walker Solomon


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