OCYF Issues New Bulletin on SWAN Rates

OCYF Issues New Bulletin on SWAN Rates

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The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) Unit of Service Payment Rates and Programmatic Changes Bulletin is now available for viewing. This bulletin rescinds and replaces the payment chart on page 3 of the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) Bulletin 3350-17-01, titled Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network Unit of Service Payment Rates and Programmatic Changes, and replaces the unit costs on page 84 of OCYF Bulletin 3140-18-03, titled Fiscal Year 2019-20 Children, Youth and Families Needs-Based Plan and Fiscal Year 2018-19 Implementation Plan Instructions. The programmatic changes outlined in OCYF Bulletin 3350-17-01 remain in effect, with an exception to the finalization unit of service.

The new SWAN payment rates established in this bulletin were developed as a result of actual cost and time data submitted by SWAN affiliate agencies from January 2017 – December 2017. The new rates apply to all services referred on or after July 1, 2018. Any services referred prior to that date will be paid at the existing rate.

As a reminder, cost adjustments for SWAN units of service will be determined by the Office of Children, Youth, and Families on an annual basis, and communicated in an annual SWAN Unit of Service Payment Rates Bulletin, as well as in the annual Needs-Based Plan and Budget Bulletin. Established rates will be based upon actual cost and time data submitted by SWAN affiliate agencies to the SWAN prime contractor.

If you have any questions about the bulletin or payment rates, please contact Carrie Keiser.

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