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Thank you to all of the AFH providers who have contacted their legislators regarding the proposed increase in your bed fees!

Representative Ross Hunter has been sending to those who wrote to him. The WSRCC’s response. We are continuing to lobby, call, write and visit with legislators to request that they demonstrate the value of adult family home providers and the care they provide. Please also keep up the pressure on your legislators and members of the House Appropriations committee.

ACTION IS REQUIRED!

The proposed House Budget will raise your per bed fee to $325!

Write and call your legislators TODAY!

The House Appropriations Chair Representative Ross Hunter’s budget proposal is raising your per bed fee to $325!

This would be the fourth biennial budget in a row to increase these fees and would equate to a 3,900% increase since 2009.

Contact your legislators and Representative Hunter TODAY to let them know you do not want this increase to your bed fees!

Representative Ross Hunter
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360-786-7936

Representative Ross Hunter’s legislative assistant
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Follow the link below if you do not know who your legislators are:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

You can also call the legislative hotline @ 1-800-562-6000


Senate Bill 5877 - Requires DSHS to commence a hearing no later than 60 days after receiving a request for a hearing from an adult family home regarding a license suspension, stop placement order, or conditions for continuation of a license, unless the parties agree to a delay. This bill was signed into law on May 14, 2015 by Governor Jay Inslee.

Pictured from left to right Maria Chiechi WSRCC Legislative Coordinator; John Ficker WSRCC Executive Director; Walt Bowen, President Washington State Senior Citizen's Lobby; Governor Jay Inslee; Senator Steve O'Ban Vice Chair Senate Law and Justice Committee, Jane Habegger, Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge

House Bill 1132, improving the change of ownership process for adult family homes, was signed into law April 23, 2015 by Governor Jay Inslee.

Pictured from left to right Representative Steve Tharinger co-chair Aging and Disability, Joint Legislative Executive Committee , Leanne Horn legislative assistant, Governor Jay Inslee, Walt Bowen president Washington State Senior Citizen's Lobby, Maria Chiechi WSRCC Legislative Coordinator


Submit Your Claims and Get Paid in ProviderOne

No More SSPS Invoices! No More Phone or Paper Claims!

Your new online billing system is ready for you! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Training is available! Access the training and sign up for optional live webinars at
www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/providerone/training.htm

  1. Log into ProviderOne (https://www.waproviderone.org) to see your authorizations.
  2. Submit claims for the Medicaid services you have provided.
  3. Get paid! With ProviderOne, you can get paid as often as weekly.

We're Here to Help You!

The Billing Assistance for Social Services (BASS) team is here to help you with the transition from the Social Services Payment System (SSPS) to ProviderOne.

Contact the BASS team
Call: 800-562-3022 (after the introduction, press 5 for Providers, then press 1 for Social Services)
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Online: www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/providerone

What Providers are Saying:

Many providers – just like you – participated in a pilot in early January. They successfully submitted claims for services and have received payment for those services. Here is what they said about their experience with ProviderOne:

  • "The billing portion of this was very easy once I was able to see the authorizations." ~ In Home Respite Care Agency provider
  • "Due to the Template Batch billing option, the ProviderOne system will actually make billing easier than SSPS." ~ Residential provider
  • "After making claims and following the billing guide, I can do this using library computers. It's going to be fine!" ~ Companion Home provider

Note: This message not intended for Individual Providers who are represented by SEIU 775 NW


WSRCC Will Assist in Completing Training Applications

Members needing assistance in completing an application with DSHS to train employees in the home may call WSRCC offices and trained, qualified staff will assist you FREE OF CHARGE. If you wish to teach any of the following courses in your own home to your own employees, please call WSRCC offices or email Bryon Dahl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in getting your application completed accurately and approved by DSHS in a timely manner!

  • Orientation
  • Safety Training
  • Dementia Specialty
  • Mental Health Specialty
  • DD Specialty
  • Core Basic Training
  • Continuing Education