Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Attendant Payment Rates and Cost Survey Information
The page contains information of interest for providers of Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Attendant services. Regulations found at 7 AAC 145.520 through 7 AAC 145.537 provide specific requirements for the determination of payment rates and provider responsibilities for accounting and cost reporting. It is essential that providers become familiar with these regulations in order to understand what payment rates apply to the individual provider as well as their reporting requirements.
If providers have specific questions regarding payment rates or annual reporting requirements they may contact:
Primary - Katherine Tompkins at 334-2644 or email@example.com
Secondary - Kathy Parker at 269-3007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Update regarding Annual Reports due in 2017 for HCB Waiver Services and PCA Services
The Department is in the process of finalizing the proposed regulation changes to 7 AAC 145.531. While the regulations are still being finalized, the Office of Rate Review is asking certain providers to voluntarily submit their FY16 annual reports to be used in the rate determination process as posed in the proposed regulation changes to 7 AAC 145.531 publicly noticed September 9th, 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed regulations, the status of current FY16 reports for all providers, and the voluntarily submission from target providers can be found HERE.
List of Voluntary Target Providers for Submission of FY16 Annual Reports.
Providers who are being asked to voluntarily submit are asked to submit the following information:
- Audited financial statement (AFS);
- Post-audit working trial balance;
- Reconciliation of post-audit working trial balance to the Expense Worksheet;
- Cost survey
The updated cost survey and instructions can be accessed below.
Providers may submit the Cost Report, including Cost Survey, electronically by scanning them and emailing them to ORRCostReport@alaska.gov or to Katherine Tompkins at Katherine.Tompkins@alaska.gov. While providers may submit PDF or Excel versions of the cost survey, the Department requests excel versions be submitted. Certifying signatures of the Chief Executive Officer must be sent by PDF.
Providers choosing to mail the Cost Report may send it to:
Office of Rate Review
3601 C Street, Suite 978
Anchorage, AK 99503-5936.
Rate Information for Dates of Service (DOS)
Effective DOS July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Effective DOS July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Effective DOS July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Effective DOS July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Effective DOS December 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
Effective DOS July 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012
Effective DOS April 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012
Effective DOS July 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Effective DOS March 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011
Information Affecting Rates (Including Rate Phase-in)
The links below are to spreadsheets for those providers who had a rate history from the period of July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009 with claims/billings processed by February 3, 2010. The rates on the spreadsheet represent a calculated rate that is the basis for a hold harmless rate or a phased-in rate in accordance with 7 AAC 145.520(h). All hold harmless rates will expire on July 1, 2017, with the following exception, should the chart rate become higher before July 1, 2017 then it would replace the hold harmless rate.
Phase in Rate Tables: