Wisconsin Shares Suspension
|Provider Name||Licensed Capacity*||Shares Authorizations*||Most Recent Monthly Payment|
|Just Like Home Childcare Center||16||18 (July, 2011)||$11,813 (July, 2011)|
*At suspension unless otherwise noted
Rationale for Reasonable Suspicion of Program Violation:
The Department of Children and Families suspended all Wisconsin Shares payments to the provider based on a reasonable suspicion that the provider violated provisions of the Wisconsin Shares program. The suspension was based upon a combination of red flags indicating a likelihood of Shares violations and the following findings from the Department’s investigation including but not limited to: 1) the provider’s failure to provide access to the child care facility during the provider’s stated hours of operation; 2) the provider’s failure to have attendance records available at the child care site when the department requested to review them; 3) the provider’s failure to maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program and 4) the provider’s failure to comply with the statutes, promulgated rules, or policies of the Wisconsin Shares program.
The Department has been unable to verify the actual care of children by the provider’s facility. The Department attempted to visit the provider’s facility on 3/11/2011 at 9:48 AM and 3/18/2011 at 11:22 AM and was unsuccessful in gaining access to the facility. The unsuccessful attempt(s) to verify the presence of children attending the provider’s facility raises a strong and reasonable suspicion that the provider was billing the Wisconsin Shares program for children who did not actually attend the provider’s child care facility. The Department reviewed the provider’s billing records and confirmed the provider billed for children as being in attendance on 3/11/2011 at 9:48 AM and 3/18/2011 at 11:22 AM even though the Department was unable to observe any children in attendance.
The provider was unable to provide investigators with requested attendance records prior to 10/31/2010.
The Department has evidence that the provider:
- Billed for more hours than children actually attended.
- Billed for children who did not appear on the attendance records or were marked as absent on the attendance records.
- Maintained attendance records anticipating children’s attendance, rather than being an actual record of children’s attendance.
- Billed for children no longer attending your child care center, even after the parents stopped bringing their children to the provider’s child care center.