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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. FY 2008-09 County Child Welfare Presentation to PCCYFS February 21, 2008. Child Welfare NBB Development. FY 2008-09 Child Welfare Need-Based Budget (NBB) was built from FY 2006-07 actual expenditures (i.e. the base).

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Commonwealth of pennsylvania department of public welfare

Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaDepartment of Public Welfare

FY 2008-09 County Child Welfare

Presentation to PCCYFS

February 21, 2008

Child welfare nbb development
Child Welfare NBB Development

  • FY 2008-09 Child Welfare Need-Based Budget (NBB) was built from FY 2006-07 actual expenditures (i.e. the base).

  • Counties were required to submit all additions, modifications, and deletions to the base expenditures for development of the FY 2007-08 implementation budget and FY2008-09 NBB.

  • All county adjustments were reviewed by OCYF against the requirements under 55 PA Code Chapter 3140 and approved or modified as warranted to establish the FY2008-09 certified expenditure level.

Child welfare nbb overview
Child Welfare NBB Overview

  • For FY 2008-09, Child Welfare NBB total expenditures of $1.910 billion.

  • Expenditures include increases in mandatory services. A cost of living adjustment on purchase services was not provided for in this NBB request.

  • Growth in services to children funded through child welfare and Special Grant funding that was extracted increased by 9.1% over FY 2006-07 actual costs and 5.5% over FY 2007-08 Certified NBB.

Child welfare nbb system continues to shift
Child Welfare NBBSystem Continues to Shift

  • Continued growth in In-Home services

  • Decreased growth in Institutional placements

  • More reliance on State funds

    • Decrease in federal revenues

    • Increase state Act 148 funds by $99.6 million

    • Includes the state share of special grants extractions for adoption ($13.1M), Information Technology (10.9M) and Evidence Based Practices ($15.5M)

Major changes for fy 08 09
Major Changes for FY 08-09

  • No funding for Behavioral Health Services Transition (MA – Realignment) or TANF Transition.

  • No COLA on Purchased Services

  • Funding extracted out of the NBB and funded as Special Grants

Administration for children and families
Administration for Children and Families

  • ACF review has identified deficiencies in Pennsylvania’s Title IV-E claiming.

  • Consequently, ACF is requiring corrective action before July 1, 2008.

  • ACF has asked Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare system including OCYF, CCYAs and Child Welfare providers to make necessary changes in a very short time frame.

Acf s six major points

  • Institute a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System with an Automated Title IV-E data reporting system

  • Statewide Quality Assurance Review and Multiple Tier Review Programs

  • Title IV-E Institutionalized Foster Care Per Diems

  • Residential Facilities Invoices

  • Review of Per Diem Rates in Excess of $300

  • Review of Age Compliance

Documentation of residential providers rate package
Documentation of Residential Providers Rate Package

  • Must break down cost by the categories and identify Allowable Title IV-E from Non-IV-E

    • Direct client services

    • Support Services

    • Treatment Services

    • Indirect Administrative

  • will include information for three year period

    (most recent actual year, current year and proposed year)

  • Licensed bed capacity

  • Occupancy rate

  • Total Per Diem/Allowable IV-E

    (Maintenance and Administrative (if applicable))

Residential facilities invoices
Residential Facilities Invoices

  • Require Information on Monthly Invoices but not limited to:

  • Identify specific programs by using the certification number

  • Location of the Program

  • Specific Unit of the program if multiple services levels

  • Identify the status of children (Dep/Del/Both)

  • Dates of Service and related Total Per Diem

  • Separate Incidentals charges

Current projects
Current Projects

  • Finalize standardized forms

  • Bulletins

  • Work with counties to develop a standard Title IV-E rate by Facility for a Provider

  • Develop and provide training for CCYA and Providers