Hudspeth Regional Center provides Support Coordination which is designed to prevent or delay institutionalization of individuals who would need the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, if waiver services were not available. This is accomplished by:
- Monitoring services
- Locating providers
- Educating families
- Providing access
Who is qualified?
Waiver services are available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. The individual must be eligible for Mississippi Medicaid and must require the level of care that is provided in an ICF/IID. Eligibility is determined by an evaluation at Hudspeth Regional Center.
The services are provided in the following counties:
Support Coordination Process
During the evaluation process, the Support Coordinator will meet with the individual and family to discuss the process and services that are provided through the waiver. Based on the needs and desires of the individual and family, as well as the recommendation of the team who evaluated the individual, the Support Coordinator will discuss the services that are available. The family will be offered a choice of providers for each service based on availability in their area. An individualized plan of care is developed and, along with other required documents, submitted to the Department of Mental Health/Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (BIDD) for review. Once the documents are found to be in order by the BIDD, the information is forwarded to the Division of Medicaid for approval/disapproval. If approved, a Support Coordinator is assigned. The Support Coordinator will then link the individual/family with their services and chosen provider. The Support Coordinator monitors the services through monthly telephone contacts and quarterly visits to ensure that the services are appropriate and effective. The Support Coordinator acts as an advocate for the individual and assists them as they go through the system, determining the individual’s satisfaction with services being provided.