House File 338 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 338 BY EHLERT , ANDERSON , HANSEN , and STAED A BILL FOR An Act relating to state child care assistance payments. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 2205YH (2) 89 dg/rh
H.F. 338 Section 1. Section 237A.13, subsection 4, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 4. The department’s billing and payment provisions for 3 the program shall allow providers to elect either biweekly or 4 monthly billing and payment for child care provided under based 5 on the number of hours of child care scheduled for a child 6 enrolled in the program. The department shall remit payment 7 to a provider within ten business days of receiving a bill 8 or claim for services provided . However, if the department 9 determines that a bill has an error or omission, the department 10 shall notify the provider of the error or omission and identify 11 any correction needed before issuance of payment to the 12 provider. The department shall provide the notice within five 13 business days of receiving the billing from the provider and 14 shall remit payment to the provider within ten business days of 15 receiving the corrected billing. 16 EXPLANATION 17 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 18 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 19 This bill provides that the department of human services 20 shall pay child care providers enrolled in the state’s child 21 care assistance program based on the number of hours of child 22 care scheduled for a child enrolled in the program instead of 23 for child care provided. 24 -1- LSB 2205YH (2) 89 dg/rh 1/ 1