Achieving great outcomes costs money. But state and local agencies that serve children, youth and families too often face declining budgets and increasing costs. Fluctuating caseloads add to the challenge. PCG can help you maximize your resources, freeing you to do what’s most important: making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Child Welfare Claiming
PCG can help your state improve and optimize its claiming of federal reimbursement for state child welfare services, with automated systems for all aspects of claim production, including, most recently, the random moment time study (RMTS).
Child Welfare Payment Rate Setting
Our financial consultants can help child welfare agencies and provider networks structure and calculate the proper rates for providers of foster care, child placing agencies, and residential institutions. We can also help you implement a structure to collect the cost of care and assess current rate methodologies.
Cost Allocation Plans (CAP)
PCG can help you maximize the recovery of funds and assess structural and fiscal issues that impede your agency or county’s ability to maximize its revenue. We can also help ensure your agency’s practices are compliant with all federal and state regulations, including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-87 (2 CFR Part 225) and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements (2 CFR Part 200).
Family First Consulting
In 2018, Congress fundamentally changed how the federal government funds child welfare programs. The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) alters federal Title IV-E funding in big and small ways, including making foster care prevention services claimable for the first time ever and restricting claiming for residential foster care settings. Family First has implications for state and local child welfare practice, policy, processes, procurement, financing, and information technology. PCG helps states take decisive action in response to Family First, seizing opportunities and working through challenges, to the benefit of state agencies and the children and families they serve.
We provide expert assistance in developing monitoring models to ensure public funds are being expended appropriately and efficiently for the most vulnerable citizens.
PCG has successfully guided and supported state agencies to manage and maximize reimbursements for Medicaid Rehabilitative Services provided to various populations, including adults in residential and out-patient programs, children in foster care, children in juvenile justice programs, and children in school-based programs.
Medicaid Targeted Case Management (TCM)
Our team can guide and support agencies through the implementation of Medicaid TCM service billing, as well as review rate setting methodologies and existing programs.
We have significant experience with allowability of specific costs composing the per diem rate. We understand the mixture of expenses a state must incur for the payment of services in out-of-home placement as well as some services that might be included in a per diem for in-home services.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) / Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Advocacy
We can significantly improve your SSI/SSDI disability allowance rates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the shortest possible time, and with the least disruption to your organization.
Our comprehensive package of services takes into consideration the unique needs of children and youth in relation to the needs of the state. Services include:
- SSI initial applications
- SSDI initial applications
- Dependent and payee applications for children
- Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR)
- Training services
- Consultation services