Wisconsin Shares Suspension
|Provider Name||Licensed Capacity*||Shares Authorizations*||Most Recent Monthly Payment|
|Precious Playhouse Child Care||8||18 (December, 2011)||$9,771 (December, 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 have attendance records available at the child care site when the department requested to review them; 2) the provider’s failure to maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program; and 3) the provider’s failure to comply with the statutes, promulgated rules, or policies of the Wisconsin Shares program.
During an onsite visit on 10/6/2011, the provider was unable to provide investigators with requested attendance records for the weeks of 1/23/2011, 2/20/2011, 4/10/2011, 4/17/2011, 5/29/2011, and 6/5/2011. The Department reviewed the provider’s billing records and confirmed the provider billed for children as being in attendance the weeks of 1/23/2011, 2/20/2011, 4/10/2011, 4/17/2011, 5/29/2011, and 6/5/2011 even though the provider was unable to provide the Department with attendance records for these weeks.
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.
- Billed for children who were not in attendance.
- Billed for children no longer attending the provider’s child care center, even after the parents stopped bringing their children to the provider’s child care center.