JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCare (www.syncarellc.com) announced today that it has been selected as the Assessment Administrator for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services program administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services.
As assessment administrator, SynCare is charged with providing high quality, cost-efficient services to Medicaid eligible adults. Aimed at providing comprehensive support to individuals who wish to remain in the least restrictive community settings, the assessment and care planning service delivery will extend to approximately 55,000 eligible members. Expected outcomes are the reduction of the time between service eligibility determination/approval and service delivery, ensuring appropriate utilization of services based on an individual's needs and the provision of ongoing oversight that ensures the highest quality of care.
Program support is comprehensive, extending to multiple facets of individualized care such as meals, assistance with activities of daily living, respite care for caregiver relief, adult day health care services, and other services.
As a result of the award, SynCare will expand current operations in the State as SynCare Missouri LLC and add an additional 157 positions. An additional 10 positions will be added in Indiana.
"We are extremely pleased to be selected and look forward to partnering with the Department of Health and Senior Services to enhance its commitment to providing quality services to the residents of the State of Missouri," said Stephanie DeKemper, Interim President and CEO of SynCare Missouri.
"As a former consumer advocate, I am committed to ensuring quality service delivery and look forward to collaborating with advocates and community groups. It is my hope that through the establishment of a community advisory group, and annual giving by our foundation, we can demonstrate our integrity and commitment to all involved."
DeKemper thanked SynCare's committed staff, physician partners and network of community-based social service agencies for helping the company build its reputation for fair and compassionate care. She noted, "It's these partnerships that have made us successful as a company and these partnerships that will ensure we meet the highest expectations of the people in our care."
ABOUT SYNCARE (www.syncarellc.com)
An innovator in disease and case management with discrete expertise in managing asthma, diabetes, prenatal, obesity, and other chronic co-morbid conditions, SynCare Missouri is dedicated to delivering culturally competent, effective programs and services that improve evidence-based outcomes and reduce costs. SynCare's flexible and scalable services are designed to improve the health and well-being of Medicaid patients, providing additional resources to primary care and specialty providers. Services on behalf of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Home and Community Based Services Program includes in home assessments, care coordination, administration and monitoring of the HCBS waiver program. For more information, visit www.SynCareLLC.com or call 866.454.CARE (2273).
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