A word from Our Executive Director
Consumer Totals: As of November 1, 2015, we have approximately 30,841 active cases which is a net increase from last month of 148 cases. We are obviously continuing to grow at a very fast pace.
STAFFING: We continue to interview and hire in an effort to fill vacant positions. Due to the budget situation we are refraining from hiring for any new positions. During the past month we hired four new employees and there were six separations. We currently have a total of 634 employees at IRC. This includes 409 Consumer Service Coordinators (CSCs, ISCs, and DCPWs) and 12 Case Management Trainees (CMTs).
MEDICAID WAIVER: The most recent review of our Medicaid Waiver unit (11/1/15) reveals that we currently have 10,979 open cases. We were informed in an October 26, 2015 letter from the DDS Community Services Division that the State's expectation is that we should be adding 346 new cases by December 31, 2015, for an anticipated total of 11,325. This is a very tall order but we are confident that we will be able to accomplish this goal. IRC also recently completed a Medicaid Waiver audit by the state for the purpose of assessing compliance with Federal regulations. The audit began on October 5 and concluded on October 16. The first week consisted of consumer record reviews, interviews with Quality Assurance, Clinical Team and Consumer Services Coordinators. The second week focused on making sure the process works for everyone, with field visits and consumer interviews. Although it will be some time before we receive a formal report of their findings, the verbal exit interview with the audit team leaders indicated that we did very well.
DIRECTOR OF ADULT SERVICES: We are very pleased to announce that Don Meza has been selected as the new Director of Adult Services. Don comes to the position with approximately 25 years of IRC experience. Most recently he served as Program Manager of the San Bernardino Upper Desert Transition Unit. Congratulations Don!
DIRECTOR OF INTAKE, EARLY START AND CLINICAL SERVICES: We are very pleased to announce that Treva Webster has been reassigned from the position of Director of Community Services to the position of Director of Intake, Early Start and Clinical Services
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