What Does California Rate Case Mean For Child Welfare Providers?
The federal 9th Circuit Court ruled Feb. 22, 2010, that 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 about the 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. Interested organizations may wish to subscribe to our child welfare public policy email list, which is open to both members and nonmembers.
About the Author
Katherine Astrich is senior vice president of public policy and mobilization for the Alliance and UNCA.
She previously worked as a consultant for The Lewin Group, a national health and human services consulting firm. She has advocated for Medicaid, early education, and workforce assistance programs that benefit vulnerable children and families.
Her expertise includes regulatory and information collection policy. She also has eight years of experience working for the Office of Management and Budget. ... more
About the Author
Cecilia Fiermonte is director of child welfare policy at the Alliance. An attorney, she previously was assistant director at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, advocating for policy change and providing training and technical assistance.
She also previously:
- Supervised the child welfare program of the County Attorney's Office in Wyoming County, N.Y.
- Worked in research and evaluation at the Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children
- Represented children in family court matters ... more