NASHVILLE, TN – Kepro announced that Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services awarded Kepro the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) contract to administer Supports Intensity Scale™ (SIS™) assessments on behalf of the state.
The ODP’s mission is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice, and opportunities in their daily lives. ODP worked with stakeholders across the state to select a standardized needs assessment for individuals with intellectual disabilities or those in need of services pertaining to autism. Through this contract, KEPRO will begin to administer the SIS™ assessments for these particular individuals.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to serve community to ensure those with special needs receive the care and support they need to live as independently as possible,” said KEPRO CEO Joel Portice. “At KEPRO, we are dedicated to providing the right care at the right time and working with our partners in building a healthier community.”
The standardized assessment, SIS™, focuses on the level of support needed by a person instead of evaluating deficits in skills. KEPRO will perform the assessment to determine the support necessities of individuals aged 16 and older, as well as the intensity of the needs. Individual progress will be monitored and outcomes will be appraised over time.
KEPRO, the nation’s largest CMS-designated quality improvement organization and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. KEPRO’s comprehensive, member-centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KEPRO also has offices in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. KEPRO is URAC accredited in case management and health utilization management. We are also National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified.