PREMIUM PAY AUTHORIZATION AND INSTRUCTIONS – UPDATE 3/1/2021
During COVID-19 Stay at Home, Stay Safe State of Michigan Executive Orders, consideration has been given for the critical work of our front line direct care workers in the form of a temporary Premium Pay. Contracted Providers were authorized to pay an additional $2 per hour gross Premium Pay to qualifying direct care workers from April 1, 2020 through and including February 28, 2021. Effective March 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, Contracted Providers are now authorized to pay $2.25 per hour gross Premium Pay to qualifying direct care workers, including supported employment, and a $0.27 per payroll hour reimbursement to the employer for related payroll tax reimbursement.
In follow up to directives provided, Contracted Providers are requested to review and comply with the specific instructions for administering the Premium Pay program, and requesting reimbursement from NCCMH, updated as follows:
For questions or concerns regarding provider reimbursement procedures, please contact Ann Friend, Reimbursement Supervisor, NCCMH, at 231/439-1233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.