CHILD CARE PAYMENT UPDATE- SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Approved Payments:

Many of the payments entered this month have been approved, or will be approved by Friday 9/19. The technical issue that occurred earlier this week has made it a little difficult to determine actually where we are on the approval process. It appears MOST payments entered up to 9/11 should be approved by DHS tonight 9/18. On Friday night, 9/19 we should be caught up with the backlog of payments waiting to be approved, and should be approving payments with entry dates up to 9/17. We note MOST on the approval of entered payments because some payments require extra technical work to process the payments, or there might be an issue with the provider information which can cause delays on the approval of the payments. With full funding starting on 9/15, we should continue to approve payments throughout the remainder of September. Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval. Providers can also receive information on payments by using the following web site to see approval information:

http://www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab: FOR PROVIDERS
*Click on: PAYMENTS
*Click on: PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY
Enter: SS# or FEIN
Click on: Submit
-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page. The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments

** It appears that most of the payments approved by DHS on 9/16 were issued by The Office of the Comptroller last night 9/17. With funding now available, more payments will be issued the remainder of September.

Some of the issued payments are not listed on 800-804-3833. Staff can see issued payments in The Office of the Comptroller System. Providers can always see if payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:

http://www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)
*click on Vendor Payments
* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)
*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom (Payments and Find Warrants)
Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

September 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Child Care Payment Update- September 15, 2014

Approved Payments:

Funding is now available for September. It appears MOST payments waiting to be approved by DHS that were entered 8/29, and many (not all) payments entered on 9/2 were approved by DHS 9/11. A small number of some more payments entered on 9/2 were approved by DHS on Friday night 9/12. On Monday night 9/15, we should see MOST of the payments entered on 9/2 not already approved become approved, along with most payments entered on 9/3, and many payments entered on 9/4. We note MOST on the approval of entered payments because some payments require extra technical work to process the payments, or there might be an issue with the provider information which can cause delays on the approval of the payments. With full funding starting on 9/15, we should continue to approve payments throughout the remainder of September. Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval. Providers can also receive information on payments by using the following web site to see approval information:

http://www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab: FOR PROVIDERS
*Click on: PAYMENTS
*Click on: PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY
Enter: SS# or FEIN
Click on: Submit
-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page. The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments

** It appears that the payments approved by DHS on 9/11 should be issued by The Office of the Comptroller tonight, 9/15. With funding now available, more payments will be issued the remainder of September.

Some of the issued payments are not listed on 800-804-3833.Providers can always see if payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:

http://www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)
*click on Vendor Payments
* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)
*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom (Payments and Find Warrants)
Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

**Issued paper checks are mailed the working day after being issued. Issued direct deposit and debit card payments are usually in accounts two working days after issue. Weekends and holidays are not working days.

September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Professional Development Fund (PDF) Applications Available NOW!

Based on available funding, CCR&R is offering funds to support individual pursuit of professional development in early care and education and school-age care. Funds are provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

There have been some changes to PDF this year. Please read the information on pages 1 and 2 of the application before completing the application and submitting it.

The applications can be found on the front page of our website under “Forms” or under the “Professionals” Tab, Individual Scholarships and Consultation. If you have any questions about Professional Development Funds or would prefer that an application be mailed to you, please call or email Nina Wargel at ninawargel@jalc.edu or 800-548-5563.

August 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

CHILD CARE PAYMENT UPDATE- AUGUST 20TH

Thanks to IDHS for the following payment update:

The mid-month funding started around 8/14/14. Currently, it appears MOST payments waiting to be approved by DHS have been approved. LAST NIGHT, 8/19, DHS approved MOST payments entered on 8/15. We note MOST on the approval of entered payments because some payments require extra technical work to process the payments, or there might be an issue with the provider information which can cause delays on the approval of the payments. Funding should continue for the remainder of the month, which should allow most payments to be approved by DHS within a couple days after been entered. Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval. Providers can also receive information on payments by using the following web site to see approval information:

http://www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab: FOR PROVIDERS
*Click on: PAYMENTS
*Click on: PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY
Enter: SS# or FEIN
Click on: Submit
-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page. The CVR column is the approved date.

Issued Payments

** It appears payments approved by DHS on 8/15 were issued by The Office of the Comptroller on Monday night 8/18 . With funding remaining throughout the month, payments should continue to be issued by The Office of the Comptroller one to three working days after the payment is approved by DHS.

Some of the issued payments are not listed on 800-804-3833. Providers can always see if payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:

http://www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)
*click on Vendor Payments
* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)
*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom (Payments and Find Warrants)
Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

**Issued paper checks are mailed the working day after being issued. Issued direct deposit and debit card payments are usually in accounts two working days after issue. Weekends and holidays are not working days.

August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Child Care Centers going Above and Beyond!

Child Care Resource & Referral, John A. Logan College, is pleased to announce that there are currently 23 Licensed Child Care Centers with a Provisional Circle of Quality rating in the new ExceleRate Illinois Quality Rating System! These programs have all worked above and beyond to offer quality services for children and families. Check it out at http://www.excelerateillinois.com! Click on “Find An Early Learning Program”.

July 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Child Care Payment Updates- July 2nd, 2014

*DHS now has a phone number that gives payment updates. Callers can use: (217) 524-9041 to hear updates.

IVR – Phone Entry System

**For providers that can enter their payments through the phone system (IVR), it appears most have been able to enter without a problem. There are still some isolated problems that didn’t allow entry of a child, those will have to be addressed through entry by the CCR&R.

There continues to be some issues with union deductions still being too high for some providers. DHS is reviewing the deductions, and for those providers with too large a deduction on past payments, a reimbursement will be made by a much lesser union deduction being taken out of payments that start to get approved in mid-June and later, until the amount owed is met.

Issued and Approved Payments:

MOST of the payments entered up to 6/30 should be approved by DHS on 7/2. We note MOST on the approval of entered payments because some payments require extra technical work to process the payments, or there might be an issue with the provider information which can cause delays on the approval of the payments.

Family Child Care Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval. However, it appears many callers still are not receiving information, or some of the information via 800-804-3833 has been wrong. IDHS staff are checking into the issue, and hopefully soon the number will be working again properly. To receive information on payments, providers may have to wait after a payment is approved, and use the following web site to see approval information:

http://www.dhs.state.il.us

*Go to tab: FOR PROVIDERS

*Click on: PAYMENTS

*Click on: PROVIDER PAYMENT INQUIRY

Enter: SS# or FEIN

Click on: Submit

-most recent approved payment will be noted at the top of the page. The CVR column is the approved date.

** It appears some payments approved by DHS on 6/27 were issued by The Office of the Comptroller on Tuesday night 7/1. With some funding still available more approved payments should become issued for the next few days.

Some of the issued payments are not listed on 800-804-3833. Staff can see issued payments in The Office of the Comptroller System. Providers can always see if payment has been issued by going to The Office of the Comptroller web site of:

http://www.ioc.state.il.us

*Go to Financial Inquiries (tab at top of the page)

*click on Vendor Payments

* Enter SS# or FEIN (click OK)

*For the next two pages click on Gray Boxes at bottom (Payments and Find Warrants)

Most recent payment will be listed at top of the page.

**Issued paper checks are mailed the working day after being issued. Issued direct deposit and debit card payments are usually in accounts two working days after issue. Weekends and holidays are not working days.

July 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Child Care Payment Update- June 19th, 2014

Issued and Approved Payments:
 
The mid-month child care funding is  available.  MOST payments entered on 6/6, 6/9, and SOME payments entered on 6/10 were  approved by DHS on Wednesday night 6/18.  On Thursday night 6/19 most of the remainder of the payments entered on 6/10 not approved on 6/18, and payments entered on 6/11, 6/12, 6/13 and some entered on 6/16 should  be approved by DHS.  With funding still available, other payments waiting to be approved should become approved throughout the remainder of this month.   Providers can generally hear about entered and approved payments on 800-804-3833 one or two working days after the entry or approval. However, recently many callers have not been receiving information via 800-804-3833.   IDHS staff are checking into the issue, and hopefully soon the number will be working again properly.  

June 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

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