ILNews

DCS to impose 5 percent reduction for reimbursement in 2011

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

This story has been corrected.

The Indiana Department of Child Services and IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services, announced their agreement today in a dispute regarding reimbursement rate cuts. The dispute led to a lawsuit filed in late 2009 between the two organizations.

IARCCA sued the DCS to challenge the reimbursement reductions to agencies providing foster care placements and intensive residential treatment for abused and neglected children. IARCCA believed the payment cuts were arbitrary and based solely on budget concerns.

The parties issued a joint press release Friday saying under the terms of the proposed agreement, DCS will begin cost-based rate setting for child-welfare service providers in January 2012. This year, the terms of the settlement require DCS to impose a limited five percent reduction for the reimbursement of agencies serving children through foster and residential care.

The IARCCA suit was combined in federal court with a similar suit filed by foster and adoptive parents challenging a 10 percent cut in the maximum $25 per day subsidy that parents and guardians receive for foster kids and some special needs adoptive children. The DCS and parents reached a settlement agreement in November.

Neither agreement has been approved by the federal court as of IL deadline.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in Indiana Lawyer editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Evansville Bar Association

Allen County Bar Association

Indiana Lawyer on Facebook

facebook
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe to Indiana Lawyer
ADVERTISEMENT