This message was updated July 1, 2015:
Notice: Billing Deadline for Pay Period 513 The billing deadline is tonight, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at midnight due to the State holiday on Friday, July 3, 2015.
New Information: Our new MDE website was launched on June 30, 2015. We have made it more user-friendly and easier to find information. The new website is available at http://michigan.gov/childcare
Also, effective today, our new Child Development and Care (CDC) Handbook is available. Providers are required to read, follow, and certify they have read the Handbook when they bill for child care. The updated Handbook can be found here: CDC Handbook
No Authorization received on pay period 510:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, several CDC billings were not processed and erred out as "No Authorization", even though the appropriate authorizations were in place. MDE and MDHHS are keenly aware of this. An interim fix was applied and corrected some, but not all of the provider billings. Our technology experts are working diligently to correct and resolve the problem. We appreciate your patience as we work through the resolution process. Please feel free to contact the Central Reconciliation Unit (CRU) at 866-990-3227 to report this and any other billing errors you receive.
NOTICE: The Michigan Department of Education received notification from the United States Postal Service that first class mailing standards are changing from 1-2 days to 2-3 days. This change will likely delay the receipt of some CDC provider payments. Please plan accordingly. We encourage Licensed and Registered providers to sign up for EFT. We will be updating our policies to extend due dates for information we request from providers and parents.
Tiered Reimbursement Rates for Licensed and Registered Providers with a 3, 4, or 5 Star Rating:
Correspondence and/or Payments received that are not indicating/paying at the new rate and/or DP% indicate that the client's case is most likely not in an Approved status. The client's Eligibility Specialist/Case Worker must complete the case activities to approve CDC eligibility so the increases are applied to the authorized periods. A retroactive, supplemental payment may be issued on billings already submitted once the increases are applied, or you may need to rebill after receiving updated correspondence. Your client is the best resource to communicate with their Eligibility Specialist to request completion of the case action.
Our technical team is researching technical problems with receiving the Star rating information associated with the recent changes to the Tiered Reimbursements.
Please review the NEW Child Development and Care (CDC) Handbook available online at CDC Handbook.
Please review this message area for future updates. For questions, please contact the Central Reconciliation Unit (CRU) at 1-866-990-3227.
Our fax number is (517) 284-7530. Please use this number when faxing documents to the Central Reconciliation Unit.