Transitional Services Payments for Level B Resource Providers
Youth with Elevated Needs-Level B resource providers are eligible for reimbursement for transitional services payments of $21.00 a day per child under the specific set of conditions described in the Cooperative Agreement for the Purchase of Elevated Needs Level B Foster Care Services, CM-8.
This contract states the Division agrees to pay the Elevated Needs Level B resource provider at the current apportioned rate for assisting children approved for Individualized Care make the transition to and from their home. Transitional services include, but are not limited to, attending staffing, pre-placement visits, and filing reports. Such payment shall be made for a maximum of ninety (90) consecutive days when the Level B resource provider is not at licensed capacity for children who qualify for Level B care. Payment for transitional services will cease when the Level B resource provider is at licensed capacity for children approved for Individualized Care or is no longer willing to care for additional children approved for Individualized Care, “Level B care”.
To qualify for the transitional payment described above, the Level B resource provider shall:
- Actively work with the Selection/Screening Team to identify potential children who would be good matches for their home; and
- Accept children the team agrees are appropriate matches and who fit general profile for the family; and
- Utilize the FST or Selection/Screening Team to create the specific transitional plan for the child; and
- Participate in regular staffing with the FST or Selection/Screening Team to assess progress of the transitional plan and to determine if the proposed placement remains a good plan.
Transitional services payments occur over the 90-day transition period only when the Level B resource providers are willing to accept children who fit the profile and are considered by the team as appropriate for placement.
Transitional services payments will only be paid for one child at a time at any given time.
If the provider refuses to accept three (3) consecutive Elevated Needs Level B placements, then the transitional services payments will stop.
Transitional services payments are child specific. Therefore, the DCN of the Elevated Needs Level B foster youth to whom the transitional services are being provided must be used to generate the payment.
Any concerns regarding a Level B resource provider utilizing the transitional services payments should be referred to the appropriate Regional Director or Designee.