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|Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:30 am Post subject: Statewide Case Management Contract Awarded to IPMG
|The text of yesterday's announcement, from the FSSA website:
For Immediate Release: Apr 6, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2006) – Mitch Roob, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced to day that the Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG) has been chosen to serve Hoosier waiver recipients across the state in order to raise service standards and establish accountability.
“We want to protect some of our most vulnerable Hoosiers, and the system in which we work today does not do that effectively,” said Roob. “IPMG is a consortium of Indiana case workers who has won this bid based on their plan to raise standards and keep case managers accountable.”
Currently, an estimated 400 case workers provide services to approximately 9,100 Hoosiers on the developmental disabilities waiver, the support services waiver and the autism waiver. In the current system, the state has no way of tracking who is providing case management services or how well they perform. IPMG will establish a system of accountability where, until now, one has not existed.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to improve on the current model for case management, and we look forward to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients,” said Rich Metzger, president of IPMG.
“Case management is a critical part of ensuring quality services, effective use of resources and consumer satisfaction. Bringing this together into one entity is a great step in ensuring that it is done consistently across the state,” said John Dickerson, executive director of the Arc of Indiana. “The ultimate winner, in this situation, is the consumer, who will benefit from the improved oversight of the case management provider.”
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