The Interagency Rates Committee (IRC) is composed of representatives from the Department of Budget and Management, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Juvenile Services, Governor's Office for Children and Maryland State Department of Education. The IRC is charged with developing and operating a rate process for residential child care and child placement agency programs that is fair, equitable and predictable. The IRC has developed and adopted a rate methodology that can be applied equitably across a broad range of residential child care and child placement agency programs based on peer program comparisons. To assist new and existing providers with the rate application process, we have provided the forms and instructions needed to complete the rate process. All forms must be completed and signed prior to submitting to the Interagency Rates Structure Section at the Maryland State Department of Education.
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Overview FY 2025 IRC Provider Meeting Presentation (COMING SOON)
FY 2025 Budget Workbook Reference Tool (downloable Excel)
FY 2025 IRC Forms & Instructions Index (downloable PDF)
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FY 2025 Rate Application Checklist (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Budget Workbook Forms (downloadable zipped Excel)
FY 2025 Levels of Intensity Score Sheet (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Program Description Form (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Budget Identification Form (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Staffing Pattern Grid (downloadable zipped Excel)
FY 2025 Treatment Foster Care - Difficulty of Care Computation Form (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Treatment Foster Care & Medically Fragile Foster Care Board Rate Computation Form (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 NR Rate Application Checklist (NON-RESIDENTIAL ONLY) (downloadable Word)
FY 2025 Provider Instructions (downloadable PDF)
FY 2025 Cost Guidelines (downloadable PDF)
Levels of Intensity Manual (downloadable PDF)
FY 2025 Levels of Intensity Score Sheet Instructions (downloadable PDF)
FY 2025 Staffing Pattern Grid Instructions (downloadable PDF)
Maryland Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Foster Care Services Description of Provider Type and Service Array (downloadable PDF)
The Interagency Rates Committee (IRC) is currently involved in revising Maryland's rate-setting process.
The IRC determined that a multi-phase process was necessary to complete this work. The goal of the IRC to engage in an ambitious, collaborative process that will enable Maryland to reform the current rate setting system in order to continue to move forward was initiated. Rate reform efforts began through a series of workgroups to facilitate the planning and development of recommendations for the reform process. The goal was to share information, analyze data, engage in collaborative discussion, and develop recommendations for a revised rate setting system.
Workgroups charged with the various elements of the work were developed. Membership of these workgroups included private providers, stakeholders, State Agencies, and national experts to focus on each of the core elements of the rate setting system. For information on these efforts, please contact the Social Services Administration at the Department of Human Services.
FY 2023 Quality Service Reform Initiative Update Presentation (downloadable PDF)
QSRI - IRC Update 2022 (downloable PDF)
FY 2020 Interagency Committee Provider Rates (downloadable PDF)
FY 2021 Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rate Adjustments (downloadable PDF)
FY 2022 Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates (downloadable PDF)
FY 2023 Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates (downloadable PDF)
FY 2024 Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates (downloadable PDF)
Last update 9/25/2023
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