Indiana Wellness Consultants, LLC




Ascend, A MAXIMUS Company

June 2017-present

  • 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

Local FQHCs

Northshore health centers

family Help clinic

Community health Network

  • Provided community outreach training & hiring of staff to implement outreach programs

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We have been partnering with IWC for over two years and have found Kathleen Kline to be a strong and reliable partner. She is incredibly astute, exhibits great tenacity and is committed to assisting Ascend/MAXIMUS achieve our goal of providing the State of Indiana with timely and clinically sound assessments.
— Michelle Stokes, Recruiting & Credentialing Manager, Ascend

IWC provided an extensive training curriculum for our community outreach department as well as monitoring tools for quality improvement. This has promoted a stronger, more effective outreach team. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.
— Rhonda, North Shore Health Centers

Indiana Wellness Consultants provided a talented resource as we worked to expand our outreach department.
— Dr. Janet Seabrook, CEO Community HealthNet Health Centers

Kathleen advocated and partnered with the Family Health Clinic during a critical transition time. As a new employee she welcomed me into the world of health insurance and was a great mentor as I learned my new role.
— Barb Hickner, North Central Nursing Clinics