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Department of Health and Family Services 
Division of Long Term Care
DLTS Info Memo Series 2008-1
Date: January 10, 2008

To: Listserv

For: County Departments of Human Services Departments
County Departments of Social Services Directors
County 51 Directors
County Fiscal Contacts
County COP and Waiver Coordinators
Human Service Area Coordinators
Area Administrators
Community Integration Specialists
From: Sinikka Santala

Subject: LTC Fiscal Update Memo #5

This memo explains the methodology that will be used to calculate the COP funds remaining with a county after it transitions to managed long term care.

" While the County Contribution was calculated with the base year of 2006, the COP funding to remain with the county after the transition to managed long term care will be based on the average of COP expenditures in the two years prior to the County's transition to managed long term care. The funding to remain will be the two-year average of the COP expenses associated with persons who do not meet the Family Care target groups; i.e. COP eligible persons who have a serious mental illness, alcohol and/or drug abuse condition but are not waiver eligible, and COP eligible children.

"The Department will use the County's COP and Waiver expenditure data as entered into the Human Service Reporting System (HSRS) to determine the level of COP spending used to support individuals who do not meet the Family Care target groups in each of the two years prior to transition to managed long term care.

"Seven percent will be added to the spending level in each year to allow for administrative costs.

"In addition, ten percent of the county's COP base assessment and plan allocation will remain with the county. This amount is based on the statewide average of the assessment and plan funding used for the target populations not eligible for Family Care (persons under age 18 and persons with a severe mental illness).

"Assessment and plan funding is not part of the service allocation. All persons who receive COP funding must have had a COP assessment and plan (or equivalent) prior to receiving the COP service funds.

"The final amount of COP that will be left with the county after the transition to managed long term care will be equal to the average of the two years' calculations.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the following individuals:


cc: Fredi Bove, DHS / DLTC
Beth Wroblewski, DHS / BLTS
Irene Anderson, DHS / BLTS
Mike Linak, DHS / BLTS
Jim Johnston, DOA Executive Budget and Finance
Charlie Morgan, LFB

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