PROJECT TITLE | Statewide Standards of Payment (SSOP) for New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) Program Management
PROJECT ROLE | Program Management
CLIENT | New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
OBJECTIVE | To develop statewide standards of payment (SSOP) that would facilitate NYSOCFS in publishing MSAR-Max state allowable rate in a timely fashion so that the voluntary agencies can accurately calculate the expenses and optimize the reimbursement process. Conception, design, development and Implementation of SSOP.
SCOPE | To conceptualize, design, develop and Implement SSOP. Design and facilitate training of county and regional offices. Conceptualize and build a web based system for budget analytics and reports.
The SSOP application is used by OCFS Budget Rate Setting Unit (*RSU*) to fulfill OCFS statutory responsibilities. SSOP determines the financing of congregate and foster boarding home programs paid for by local districts and voluntary agencies in New York State. The SSOP application creates the Department of Budget (DOB) package used to claim reimbursement of State and Federal funds to local districts and voluntary agencies. There are over 500 voluntary agency programs, as well as local district programs, providing services to over 25,000 children that depend on such financing activities, including children placed in other states.
ANGARAI developed the SSOP application on Dotnet using Oracle database. Assisted OCFS in developing and publishing the Maximum State Aid Rates for the Voluntary Agencies, Local Districts and other entities. Developed the budget analytics including 'What if' scenarios, analysis of the past year and current year financials and fine-tuning approval and certification processes for the Rate Setting Unit (RSU). It is a year round activity with various critical input deliverables and reporting tool to the agency and to the state including the NYS department of budget.