On February 22, 2010 the federal 9th Circuit ruled that the state of California must pay nonprofit child welfare providers the full cost of care allowable under Title IV-E. What does this case and others like it mean for provider rates in your state?
The Alliance for Children and Families today released a new report on this case (see below). It reviews the significant implications for rates paid to nonprofit child welfare providers throughout the nation, including the added leverage the case can bring to negotiations with public agencies even when direct legal action is not applied.
Rate-setting and similar nonprofit provider issues are top federal legislative priorities for the Alliance for Children and Families. Interested organizations may wish to subscribe to our child welfare public policy email list, which is open to both members and non-members.
The link to the full report is below.
- Federal Ruling on ‘Cost of Care’ Opens Door for State Foster Care Rate Restructuring (Alliance for Children and Families: March 29, 2010)