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Payment discrepancies—Providers.

(1) This section applies to all child care providers.
(2) For in-home/relative and licensed family home child care providers, disputes regarding underpayments are grievable.
(3) Payment discrepancies may be corrected based on time frames for payment. Correction of payment discrepancies depends on the following circumstances:
(a) Providers must submit a billing invoice for payment within twelve months of the date of service. Any invoice submitted more than twelve months from date of service will not be processed.
(b) If the billing invoice for payment is made within the twelve-month period, the time limits for correcting payment errors are:
(i) Two years back if the error is on rates paid by age or region, unless the error is discovered by a federal audit, in which case the provider has up to twenty-four months after the date of service to ask for a corrected payment; or
(ii) Three years back if the error was for any other reason, including an error discovered by a federal audit, in which case the provider has up to three years after the date of service to ask for a corrected payment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070 and 2017 3rd sp.s. c 1 § 615. WSR 17-23-033, § 170-290-0275, filed 11/7/17, effective 12/8/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0275, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.]
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