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West Virginia KEPRO Awarded Personal Care Program
HARRISBURG, PA –KEPRO announced today that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has awarded its contract to KEPRO for the expansion of the Personal Care Program that serves West Virginia’s Medicaid members.
The West Virginia Personal Care Program is designed to assist eligible members perform activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living in the member’s home, place of employment or community. The program expansion will include performing medical eligibility assessments for all applicants and all existing program members on an annual basis to determine eligibility and service level of Personal Care services needed.
“We look forward to expanding our services for West Virginia’s Personal Care Program,” said KEPRO President and CEO Joseph A. Dougher. “This is a great program and KEPRO will provide consistent and timely eligibility assessments to ensure members receive the appropriate level of Personal Care services to meet their needs and enhance their quality of life.”
KEPRO currently reviews all requests for Personal Care services to determine eligibility and service level, in addition to housing the Personal Care CareConnection© (electronic record) system, providing technical assistance and performing monthly reporting on the Personal Care Program. With this contract award, KEPRO will now also conduct all initial and re-evaluation assessments for the program’s eligibility and service level determinations for the 8,000 West Virginia DHHR members served.
KEPRO will begin preparing for the new and re-evaluation assessments on May 1.
To learn more about the services and solutions KEPRO offers in West Virginia, visit http://wvaso.kepro.com/.
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Media Contact: Jamie Kopko, Director of Corporate Communications, JKopko@Kepro.com, 717.564.8288 x7076
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.
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