Class action suits, federal funding incentives,
and demographic changes increase the demand for community-based Long Term Care services. Not only are community-based programs substantially lower in cost than institutional care, but people with disabilities and their families overwhelmingly prefer community services over institutional care. Once dominated by large state-run institutions, states are “rebalancing” services to accommodate these shifts.
DDM Ascend offers a full range of strategies to enable states to meet their rebalancing goals including:
- Consultation about rebalancing strategies
- Uniform assessments of program applicants and recipients, managing all assessment aspects including recruitment, credentialing, training and quality monitoring of statewide assessor networks
- Cost reporting and analyses
- Data analysis of services and enrollees
- Inspection tools for monitoring providers
- Provider training tools
- Specialized reporting for payers and as required by settlement agreements
DDM Ascend offers unparalleled expertise in complex management of large-scale assessment services to help states develop rate setting methodologies and objective placement decisions for mental retardation services and programs
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ersonal choice, U
niform reporting, and S
ervice oversight) platform enables states to centralize uniform level of need data, personal choice measures, cost information, and other program management outcomes for individuals with mental retardation who receive HCB and ICF-MR services. OPUS provides solutions for provider quality inspections, management of audit schedules, mandated provider training, cost reporting, level of need score reporting, and service utilization data.