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Contracts and Payment

Contracts and Payment(Now Implementing)

Contracts and Payment update - 11-20-2013

Contracts and Payment update - 7-31-2013

Contracts and Payment update - 5-20-2013

Contracts and Payment update - 10-3-2012

One component of the COMPASS Project is Contracts and Payment. AMH's current contract management system is outdated and not well supported. As we move forward with better integrated systems, AMH has invested in the creation of a contracts management module that will reside within the existing OWITS system (also platform for an electronic health records system). Payments will be made through the Client Employed Provider system (CEP), an existing system that currently makes payments for home care and other personal services. This new process will allow AMH to better manage and report on contracts.

In April 2013, AMH began using the newly created OWITS Contracts Management module for the flexible funds in the County Financial Assistance Agreements (CFAA). This does not include residential services, as they will remain for the time being in the old system, known as R-Base.

The first payments using the new system and process were made in July 2013. OWITS houses not only the contract financial information including amendments, but also the payment information from CEP. This allows the CMHPs to track amendments to their financials and to know what funding is included in each payment they receive.

The Contracts and Payment component of the COMPASS project is a phased project. After the contract management module is complete and implemented, COMPASS project staff will begin the design and implementation of additional modules. Personal Service Contracts (PSKs) and other contracts may eventually move into the OWITS contract management module with requirements gathering beginning no earlier than January 2014.

For more information, contact Sharon Anderson at Sharon.l.anderson@state.or.us