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PCPA Mental Retardation Cost Report Training
June 18, 2008

PCPA is offering a members-only in-depth session for mental retardation direct service providers on Thursday, July 17, at the Carlisle Country Club. Developing Direct Service Rates and Compliance Issues in the Cost Report World will be presented by Paul B. Stanalonis, executive officer, Stanalonis & Associates, LLC, a PCPA-endorsed vendor. This is a rescheduled training originally planned for June 19. Individuals already registered for the original date of June 19 do not need to re-register for July 17.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is releasing a revised draft Cost Report that is intended to determine a provider’s prospective reimbursement rate(s) in the coming years. Most mental retardation service providers will be required to complete an ODP Cost Report, which will be based on the provider’s actual expenses for the current fiscal year ending on June 30. This Cost Report will be used to set the providers' prospective rates for FY 2009/10. The Cost Report is structured different than the ODP budget spreadsheets used by providers for the past three years.

Direct service providers of services for persons with intellectual disabilities should immediately begin the process of identifying the operational and fiscal implications associated with the completion and submission of this new ODP Cost Report. Topics to be addressed in training include:

  • Completing the ODP Cost Report – Required Data and Schedules
  • Direct, Indirect, and Administrative Line items
  • Cost Allocation Methodologies and Strategies
  • Allowable Costs Versus Non-Allowable Costs
  • Adjustments to Costs and Offsetting Revenues/Credits
  • Issues to Consider When Completing the Cost Report
  • Preparing Your Organization for the Cost Reporting Process
  • Cost Report Submission and Auditing Issues

Information regarding the training and registration details is attached. Any questions may be directed to Linda Drummond.

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