Reporting Instructions: DCF CORe Code 2242

Child Care (CC) Client Fraud Investigation

FOR USE ONLY BY PRIVATE W-2 CONTRACT AGENCIES WHO RECEIVED THE CC ELIGIBILITY FUNDING AS A W-2 RELATED PROGRAM

This CORe code is for charging expenses related to the CC Client fraud investigation. The actual cost of the investigation up to a maximum of $500 can be charged for each fraud investigation.

If other programs are involved in the fraud investigation, the agency leading the fraud investigation should contact the other agencies with programs connected to the case in order to arrange a joint fraud investigation. The cost should be divided equally across each program area that has agreed to the joint fraud investigation. The fraud investigation cost allocated to each program should be charged to the appropriate expenditure reporting code as described by each program area.

When asked by another agency, the Private W-2 Contract agency responsible for the CC Eligibility function should agree to a joint fraud investigation unless the potential fraud has no effect on either CC or W-2 eligibility. The Private W-2 Contract agency responsible for the CC Eligibility function should not stop or delay a fraud investigation if another agency does not agree to a joint fraud investigation.

Example 1: The client fraud investigation relates to CC only.100% of the cost of the investigation (up to $500) would be charged to this CORe code.

The fraud investigation was for a case that had multiple programs and the program areas (agencies) agreed to a joint investigation. The program areas included FoodShare, Badger Care Plus, Wisconsin Shares, and W-2.The cost of the fraud investigation (that included all four programs) would be divided by four. One fourth (1/4th) of the fraud investigation cost would be charged to this CORe code for the CC portion of the cost. One-fourth (1/4th) of the fraud investigation cost would be charged to CORe code 2142 for the W-2 portion of the cost. The remaining costs for FoodShare and Badger Care Plus would be reported as the Department of Health Services has indicated.

Example 3:The investigation was for a case that had multiple programs. The program areas included FoodShare, Badger Care Plus, Wisconsin Shares, and W-2.The Private W-2 Contract agency responsible for the CC Eligibility function led the investigation but FoodShare and Badger Care did not agree to a joint fraud investigation. The cost of the investigation would be divided by two. Fifty percent (50%) of the fraud investigation cost would be charged to this CORe code for the CC portion of the cost and fifty percent (50%) would be charged to CORe code 2142 for the W-2 portion of the cost.


Updated April 09, 2013
 Division of Administrative Services
 Content Contact: DWD CORe Team