DCFS INFO MEMO 99-08

October 18, 1999

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services 

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
DCFS Bureau Directors
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Direct Services Supervisors
Directors, Licensed Group Foster Homes
Directors, Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies
Licensing Chiefs
Section Chiefs/Managers
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: 1999 Group Home Rates Listing

Attached is a list showing as of September 24, 1999, incorporated group homes with rates established  for 1999. The Department establishes a rate for incorporated group homes from budget information requested in the October 1, 1998 memo authored by William Fiss.

Payments made to incorporated group homes should be reported on the group home payroll. Payments made to unincorporated group homes follow the Uniform Foster Care Rate System. Payments made to unincorporated group homes should be reported on the foster family care payroll.

Where the attached list does not show a rate, the group home licensee or director should follow the instructions in the October 1, 1998 William Fiss memo. County departments are advised of possible audit exception for purchasing services from incorporated group homes without established rates for 1999.

Group homes are asked to report any errors or omissions on group home facility names to Don Dorn at the address below. Also, group homes not in agreement with their rate or having questions on how to change their rate should contact Thomas Smith at (608) 266-2558.

Thank you for reviewing this information memo. 

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Donald F. Dorn
Child Welfare Licensing Program
    Specialist
Bureau of Regulation and Licensing
1 W. Wilson St., Room 534
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 266-0415

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