NCC Provider Portal – Go Live and Support
Norfolk County Council is replacing its current social care system CareFirst, with a number of new systems that will change how NCC interact with you and pay for the services they commission. The most important of these systems for providers of care and support will be the Council’s new finance system ContrOCC and the Provider Portal.
You will have access to the Provider Portal, which will be your window to the information held in ContrOCC, such as details of the services NCC have commissioned from you for individual service users. You will use the portal to upload details of the services you have delivered, submit invoices and communicate with Care Arranging and Payments teams at Norfolk County Council.
From the end of November NCC will be processing payments to all providers of care and support through ContrOCC, but they will only be adding providers of home support to the Provider Portal at this time. Providers working in one of the other sectors of the care market will be added to the portal in a phased approach, but have access to all of our online training and support from November to help prepare. If you would like more information introducing you to the changes please visit our website.
GO LIVE AND SUPPORT
With go live approaching NCC want to ensure you have all the information and support you need to access and make use of the Provider Portal. You already have access to in person and online training (available on Norfolk County Council’s website), and should be prepared for using the system.
When you log in you will be prompted to update the password you have been provided with and then create a six digit security code. After then you will be able to access the main menu from where you can perform the full range of available tasks. NCC suggest first viewing your contract documents, adding further contacts within your organisation to access the portal and amending actuals. Once you have updated the actuals you will be able to create an invoice to submit for payment.
If you still have any outstanding payments for care and support provided prior to 16 October you will need to submit them through your current method as the portal will only be set up for care and support provided after that date.
Due to the downtime of the CareFirst system towards the end of the payment Period of 16 October to 12 November you will be issued a paper copy of an ISO for all new Service Agreements. When NCC Go Live with the new system, these paper copy ISO’s in some cases will not be visible on the system. NCC advise you to upload Actuals for the Service Agreement visible and they will endeavour to have all Service Agreements created in downtime to be on the system by the next pay period, in which you will be able to upload Actuals to. The Paper copy of the ISO that you have received during downtime will be replaced in the new system.
If you are providing a Package of Care where you have not received a paper copy of the ISO and it is not visible on the system, then you will need to create a Conversation in the Portal and send the details through to the Service brokerage Team who will investigate.
NCC envision the Provider Portal will receive a lot of traffic immediately after go live. If you experience initial instability with the system You can report this and any other issues you experience to NCC on the Payments Team 01603 495702 and select Option 1. If NCC experience any widespread issues with the Provider Portal they will communicate with you by email about them and the steps being taking to resolve them.