~ NEW ~ August 9, 2017 ~ DDS Central Office has issued the attached ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ guidance regarding DDS Targeted Case Management billing (aka SC Billing). This guidance is intended to provide clarification on various aspects of the SC Billing processes at DDS and is based on recent discussions at Central Office. Some of the information in this FAQ guide clarifies long-standing questions from some of you, including who can submit TCM.
The document contains updated information as well as reminders and can be considered a guide to both the operations and systems-based processes related to DDS SC Billing.
· Which DDS Individuals qualify for SC Billing?
· Who from DDS can submit SC Billing?
· What counts as activity for SC Billing?
· When should individuals be exempted from SC Billing?
· What should supervisors who don’t carry caseloads each month know about SC Billing?
· Where are the job aids for finalizing and approving SC Billing?
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