After 20 years of providing Fiscal Intermediary Services to individuals with developmental disabilities, Easterseals New Jersey will be ending this program on June 30, 2017. Effective July 1, 2017 Public Partnerships LLC (PPL) will assume 100% of program operations.
The Department of Human Services secured Public Partnerships through a competitive bidding process, in which the Department was looking to consolidate the fiscal intermediaries within three Divisions to only having one.
Not only will there be a change in the agency providing this service, but the service will also be going through some changes as the Division of Developmental Disabilities continues its move into a fee for service world. The individual will become the employer-of-record and will need to complete some forms to establish an Employer Identification Number, appoint PPL as the Agent to process payment/taxes for your employees and allow PPL to converse with the Department of Taxation on your behalf. Provider agencies will need to bill Medicaid directly for the services that they provide.
Easterseals New Jersey is working with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Public Partnerships to ensure a smooth transition takes place and there isn’t a delay in services. During April and May, PPL will be conducting Support Coordinator trainings, orientation and training sessions for the individuals and families and they will also begin the process of employee enrollment.
In June, PPL will begin processing payment for the enrolled employees and providers.
Effective July 1, 2017 all communication will need to be directed to PPL.
For additional information on Public Partnerships, please go to www.publicpartnerships.com
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Through Easterseals New Jersey’s Fiscal Intermediary Services (FIS), people with developmental disabilities who receive state funds are able to access services and other support programs to maximize their choices in the community through financial management assistance provided by our Fiscal Intermediary Services.
Fiscal Intermediary Services began in 1997 when the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) decided to support individuals living in the community in a dramatically different way. Funds were allocated for a consumer-driven program known as Self-Determination. Initially, individuals who were on the DDD Urgent Waiting List for residential services were granted the opportunity to develop, monitor and authorize the supports and budgets necessary to live within their community.
The Fiscal Intermediary is the agency that manages their individualized budgets, pays the selected vendors and providers, and acts as the employer-of-record for staff that are hired by the individual outside of an agency.
Today, through service expansion, self-directing services (Self-Determination, Real Life Choices, Self-Directed Day, Olmstead, and the Waiting List Initiatives) continue to allow the individual with a developmental disability to create a unique budget outlining the outcomes and services necessary to remain in the community or to begin living in the community. Services are purchased with funds provided by DDD and selected by the individual. Easterseals not only provides Fiscal Intermediary Services on behalf of individuals with self-directing budgets, but is also a service provider through Real Life Choices.
Last updated: April 20, 2017