Prior to July 1, 2017, the Department of Human Services (Department) accepted checks for Quarterly Assessment Payments (QAPs) from nursing facilities who were unable to establish Automated Clearing House (ACH) Credit payments through their bank. Effective July 1, 2017, the Department will require nursing facilities to remit their QAPs through the ACH Credit system and will no longer accept checks for QAPs.
Nursing facilities are required to remit their QAPs by direct payment through the ACH Credit system. The Department has designated two acceptable ACH Credit transaction formats. The Cash Concentration Disbursement (CCD+) format accommodates one addenda record. The Corporate Trade Payment (CTX) format may be used for entities wishing to make payments for more than one nursing facility or for multiple QAPs for the same facility in the same transaction.
Please reference the Nursing Facility Assessment End User Manual located at page 16 for detailed instructions.