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					North Carolina Division of Social Services, County Contract Guidance: Rates for Services

This is a basic overview of rates established for services provided by County DSS. For additional specific information, contact the agency which administers the fund
source used to pay for contracted services. You will need to verify rates.

               Service                     Contact Agency and Web Site (if                 Standard Fixed Rate                         Maximum Rate
                                                       available)
1. Adoption Services (SIS code 010):     Division of Social Services              None                                      Services - maximum of $1,800 per
Purchase of adoption services from       http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/                                                         child
out-of-state agencies
Assistance with transportation cost of   Division of Social Services                                                        Transportation – state rate for private
potential adoptive couple                http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/                                                         car mileage
                                                                                                                            OR actual cost by bus, plane or rail
                                                                                                                            (costs that exceed coach or equivalent
                                                                                                                            accommodations or the lowest
                                                                                                                            commercial discount fares are
                                                                                                                            unallowable except for circumstances
                                                                                                                            as dictated by OMB Circular No. A
                                                                                                                            87)
                                                                                                                            State rate for private car mileage set
                                                                                                                            by Office of State Budget and
                                                                                                                            Management. Check under
                                                                                                                            memorandums at:
                                                                                                                            http://www.osbm.state.nc.us/osbm/ind
                                                                                                                            ex.html
                                                                                                                            Tthe business standard mileage rate
                                                                                                                            set by the Internal Revenue Service.
Adult Care Home Case Management          Division of Aging and Adult Services     Adult Care Home Case Management           None
                                         http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/             can be a contract service (DAAS
                                                                                  Family Services Manual, Volume V.
                                                                                  Chapter IX). Policy allows for
                                                                                  contracting with a qualified individual
                                                                                  or contract or agreement with another
                                                                                  public agency. There is no standard
                                                                                  rate.
2. In Home Aide Services (SIS codes      Division of Aging and Adult Services     There is no capped rate for In-Home       None
041 – 046)                               http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/             Aide Services funded by SSBG
                                         SSBG, State In-Home, HCCBG               Federal, SSBG State, State In Home,




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               Service                    Contact Agency and Web Site (if               Standard Fixed Rate                         Maximum Rate
                                                    available)
                                                                                or HCCBG. Counties may use a
                                                                                negotiated rate.
                                                                                 CAP/DA In-Home Aide Services rate
                                                                                is $3.60 per 15-minute unit ($14.40
                                                                                per hour) effective with date of
                                                                                service October 1, 2003.
                                                                                http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma or
                                                                                http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/bulletin/0
                                                                                803Bulletin.htm#capda
3. Day Care Services for Adults          Division of Aging and Adult Services   Effective March 2007 reimbursement       Current Daily rate is $33.07 Effective
Daily Care (SIS Code 030)                http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/           will be on a per diem basis with no      March 2007 reimbursement will be on
Transportation (SIS Code 250)                                                   monthly maximum, Daily rate is           a per diem basis with no monthly
                                                                                33.07.                                   maximum.
                                                                                Transportation is an optional service.   Transportation is an optional service.
                                                                                Rates $1.50 one way $3.00 per round      Rates $1.50 one way $3.00 per round
                                                                                trip.                                    trip.
                                                                                (SSBG, State Adult Day Care Fund,         (SSBG, State Adult Day Care Fund,
                                                                                or HCCBG)                                or HCCBG)

4. Day Health Services for Adults        Division of Aging and Adult Services   Daily rate is $40.00; Effective March    Current Daily rate is $40.00: Effective
Daily Care (SIS Code 155)                http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/           2007 reimbursement will be on a per      March 2007 reimbursement will be on
Transportation (SIS Code 250)                                                   diem basis with no monthly               a per diem basis with no monthly
                                                                                maximum.                                 maximum
                                                                                Transportation is an optional service.   Transportation is an optional service.
                                                                                Rates $1.50 one way $3.00 per round      Rates $1.50 one way $3.00 per round
                                                                                trip.                                    trip.
                                                                                (SSBG, State Adult Day Care Fund,        (SSBG, State Adult Day Care Fund,
                                                                                or HCCBG)                                or HCCBG)
5. Foster Care Services for Children –   Division of Social Services            $150.00 per month                        None
Special Services (SIS code 104)          http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/


6. Legal Services as part of the         Division of Social Services            “A rate of up to $125 per hour may       None
following services:                      http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/             be negotiated for these services,
a. Adoption Services (SIS code                                                  which must be inclusive of the




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               Service                    Contact Agency and Web Site (if               Standard Fixed Rate                            Maximum Rate
                                                    available)
    010)                                                                        attorney's time as well as any
b.  Foster Care Services for Children                                           adjunctive expenses routinely incurred
    (SIS code 100)                                                              by an attorney in the public practice of
c. Protective Services for Adults:                                              law… A county may request a
    1. Legal Services for Clients                                               wai ver for any rate above $125 per
         (SIS code 202 or 204)                                                  hour. Such request should include
    2. Legal Representation for                                                 justification for the rate above $125
         Agency (SIS code 202 or                                                per hour. This justification should
         204)                                                                   include market rate for Attorney
d. Protective Services for                                                      services in the area, projected number
Children: Legal Representation for                                              of hours of usage, type of cases the
Agency (SIS code 210)                                                           Attorney will handle and
                                                                                programmatic area cases fall in.
                                                                                Request for a waiver must be
                                                                                submitted to the Division of Social
                                                                                Services Chief of Budget and
                                                                                Contracts annually if exceeding 125
                                                                                an hour rate.”
                                                                                Social Services Fiscal Manual on line
                                                                                at
                                                                                http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manua
                                                                                ls/ooc/fsc/man/
                                                                                Section II-A-2 and II-A-3, verified
7. Personal and Family Counseling        Division of Aging and Adult Services   $75.00 per hour                            None
(SIS code 170)                           http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/

8. Preparation and Delivery of Meals     Division of Aging and Adult Services   None                                       None
(SIS code 180)                           http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/

9. Protective Service for Children       Division of Social Services            $75.00 per medical evaluation              None
Medical, Psychological and Medico-       http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/
Legal Diagnostic Studies and
Evaluations SIS code 212)
10. Psychological diagnostic services/                                          $75.00 per hour (for both consultation     a.   None
psychological treatment services as      Division of Social Services            and treatment)                             b.   None




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               Service                      Contact Agency and Web Site (if             Standard Fixed Rate                         Maximum Rate
                                                       available)
part of the following primary services:   http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/                                                    c.   None
a. Adoption Services (SIS code                                                                                          d.   None
     010)
b. Delinquency Prevention Services        Division of Aging and Adult Services
     (SIS code 050)                       http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/
c. Employment and Training
     Support Services (SIS code 070)
d. Foster Care Services for Children
     (SIS code 100)
e. Individual and Family
     Adjustment Services (SIS code                                                                                      e.   None
     330)                                                                                                               f.   None
f. Protective Services for Adults                                                                                       g.   None
     (SIS code 202)                                                                                                     h.   None
g. Protective Services for Children
     (SIS code 212, 210)
h. Community Living Services (SIS
     code 303)




11. Residential Treatment for the         Division of Social Services            $2,000.00 per month – first 6 months   None
Emotionally Disturbed (SIS code 293)      http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/             and $1,500.00 per month thereafter
                                                                                 until discharge




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               Service                      Contact Agency and Web Site (if                  Standard Fixed Rate                          Maximum Rate
                                                        available)
12. Purchased Transportation Service      Division of Social Services               1. Approved and filed county-wide          State rate for private car mileage set
or Transportation by relative, friend,    http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/                travel plan or                             by Office of State Budget and
and others, driving automobile (SIS                                                                                            Management. Actual cost by bus,
codes 250, 567, 541, 569, 570, 571 &      Division of Aging and Adult Services 2. In absence of such a plan, state rate plane or rail (costs that exceed coach
572, etc. as appropriate)                 http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/               for official travel                       or equivalent accommodations or the
                                                                                                                               lowest commercial discount fares are
                                          State rate for private car mileage set     State rate for private car mileage set    unallowable except for circumstances
                                          by Office of State Budget and              by Office of State Budget and             as dictated by OMB Circular No. A
                                          Management. Check under                    Management. Check under                   87)
                                          memorandums at:                            memorandums at:                           http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circu
                                          http://www.osbm.state.nc.us/osbm/ind http://www.osbm.state.nc.us/osbm/ind lars/a087/a87_2004.html
                                          ex.html                                    ex.html                                   OR
                                                                                     Current state rate for private car        Rates based on a fully allocated cost
                                                                                     mileage per OSBM is $.55 per mile         OR
                                                                                     effective January 2009. The business      For incorporated private providers
                                                                                     standard mileage rate set by the          with unregulated charges, costs not to
                                                                                     Internal Revenue Service. Check           exceed standard charges of other
                                                                                     under memorandums at:                     private transportation providers in the
                                                                                     http://www.osbm.state.nc.us               community
Rates for Interpreter Services for the Deaf (Health Support Services) may be obtained through the Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.
Note: It is to the advantage of the County Department of Social Services to negotiate a rate as low as possible because rate increases do not include an increase in total
funding. Rates listed in this chart may change. Please verify the rates are correct.

Rev. 07-2010




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