Frequently Asked Questions

For Support Coordinators

Question:

How do we calculate the billable rate?

Answer:

The billable rate is calculated by taking the hourly rate, add in the employer related benefits (calculated at 15.01%) and divide the total by 4 (for quarter hourly unit). For example, if an individual wants to pay their SDE $20.00 an hour. $20 + $3 (15.01% of $20) / 4 = $5.75


Question:

How many hours can a Self-Directed Employee (SDE) work for an individual?

Answer:

One SDE working for one consumer can work up to 40 hours a week (contingent on the authorized hours). One SDE working for multiple consumers can only work up to 40 hours a week total. Overtime is not authorized.


Question:

If an individual wants to hire an SDE that already works for another consumer, will that affect the Per Member Per Month (PMPM) fee?

Answer:

Yes, it could have an impact on the PMPM. Once we are aware that a family is bringing on an SDE, we will check our systems to see if the SDE is a current employee-of-record of Fiscal Management Services. If they are, we will notify both individual’s Support Coordinators to discuss how to organize service delivery. Both Support Coordinators will need to ensure that the shared SDE is not in either plan where it would cause the SDE to work more than 40 hours in total. If the SDE ends up working more than 30 hours a week in total, they become eligible for benefits through Fiscal Management Services. We will notify both Support Coordinators if that occurs and inform them of the new PMPM.