COVID-19 Services and Rates

Important Updates as of May 26, 2021

In light of restrictions being eased by the State of Michigan, COVID-19 Rates will begin to sunset. Once these rates have sunset, agencies will no longer be able to invoice under these codes. This will happen in two phases:

Phase 1 codes that will sunset on June 30, 2021:

  • Professional Development Participation (Code: COVID-PDP)
  • Technology Access for Program Staff and Families (COVID-TAF)

Phase 2 codes that will sunset on July 31, 2021

  • Early Development Activity Delivery (Code: COVID-EDAD)
  • Family Support (Code: COVID -FS)

Here are the details you'll need about COVID-19 Rates and final invoicing.

Reason for the Service Provider COVID-19 Response

In 2019, Service Partners responded to Ready by Five’s Request for Proposals. Selected agencies were awarded contracts that went into effect on March 1, 2020.

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Governor Whitmer issued a “Stay at Home Order” on March 23, 2020. The State of Michigan has continued varying degrees of closures among institutions and highly recommended that all follow consistent physical distancing measures.

In a matter of a few weeks, the setting for organizations to start and deploy new services dramatically shifted to an unimaginable situation. First Steps Kent (FSK) understands the challenges Service Providers are currently facing to provide in-person services and meet contractual obligations established in each Ready by Five Service Provider Agreement.

As such, First Steps Kent is temporarily allowing all Service Providers delivering services defined in Service Provider Agreements to deliver modified services than initially described in each Service Provider Agreement to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. These services may be modified to be delivered virtually, through electronic communication, online, telephone, mail, and home drop-off as long as COVID-19 social distancing requirements are in place.

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