Districts are required to submit the completed Certification of Public Expenditure form for the 2016-17 school year by May 10, 2019 as part of the Medicaid Cost Report Settlement process. The Certification form is available through the MCRCS cost reporting system. School districts should select the 2016-17 year and review the last three categories under the “Medicaid Cost Report” tab. School districts should review their Medicaid Paid Claim Summary report, their Cost Settlement Summary Report (which they must click the “Approve” button to document the claim has been “Reconciled”) and review the Certified Public Expenditures Form. Once school districts have reviewed the calculation of their cost settlements, they will need to print, sign, and return the completed CPE form to PCG at nysshsp@pcgus.com. The completed CPE form must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Fiscal Officer, or Superintendent of the school district. CPE forms are due to PCG no later than May 10, 2019. Failure to return the completed CPE forms may result in the withholding of future SSHSP interim payments. Please note that Section II of the form does not have to be completed and although the form includes a return mailing address, the preferred method is for the form to be emailed to nysshsp@pcgus.com.

As was true for the previous years, districts that participated in the 2016-17 cost settlement process will be eligible to share in 13.05% of the net Certification of Public Expenditures (CPE) cost settlement. Districts with positive settlements will share in this and those districts with negative settlements will be held harmless. Districts that did not complete the required cost report process (including resolving desk audit issues) will be required to return all Medicaid funds received for the 2016-17 school year.

Additional information is available at the MCRCS website under the “Resources” column. A presentation and webinar are available for download/viewing.

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