ODP has announced the wage and benefit range tables for specific participant-directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Financial Management Services (FMS) effective July 1, 2018. The wage ranges and benefit allowances are unchanged form Fiscal Year 2017–2018.
These wage and benefit ranges will be used to pay Support Service Professionals (SSPs) and to support claims processing in the Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System in electronic format (PROMISe) by the VF/EA FMS organization.
There are ODP-established wage ranges and optional benefit allowance ranges for six participant directed services for participants who are using the VF/EA FMS model. These services are:
- Supports Broker;
- Companion Services;
- Supported Employment;
- In-Home and Community Supports;
- In-Home Respite and Unlicensed Out-of-home Respite; and
- Homemaker/Chore services.
A modifier and adjusted rates are available for Enhanced Communication Services for individuals who are eligible for the service, are in need of enhanced communication supports, and the SSP has been determined by ODP to be qualified to provide the service.