Ascend, A MAXIMUS Company
Performs diagnostic and evaluation services for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level II and Level of Care assessments. PASRR is a federal requirement to help ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long term care. All individuals seeking placement into a Medicaid-certified nursing facility must be:
Evaluated for serious mental illness (SMI) and/or intellectual disability (ID)
Offered the most appropriate setting for their needs (in the community, a nursing facility, or acute care setting)
Provided the services they need in those settings
IWC has a team of clinical professionals who administer the assessments across the State of Indiana on a fee-for-service, contractual basis.
NW Consultant: january 2002-2010
Initial point of contact and representative of the statewide Medicaid managed care programs - including Hoosier Healthwise and Care Connect.
Developed and coordinated educational and outreach programs in partnership with hospitals, schools, programs serving the Medicaid population. Advised senior management on membership strategies in northwest Indiana.
Owner and Project manager of IWC: january 2010- present
Manages a team of community outreach consultants and licensed agents for 84 of the 92 counties
Develops outreach strategy to help build membership, sustain membership and connect members to their health plan.
Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Track state and local data & provides reports
Northshore health centers
family Help clinic
Community health Network
Provided community outreach training & hiring of staff to implement outreach programs