Medicaid Service Coordinators (MSCs) assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families in gaining access to services and supports appropriate to their needs. OPWDD delivers almost all service coordination through its Medicaid Service Coordination program (MSC). MSCs use a person-centered planning process in developing, implementing, and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan. Plan of Care Support Services (PCSS) is an alternative form of service coordination. PCSS providers assist individuals to review and update their Individualized Service Plan. PCSS is delivered by a qualified Medicaid Service Coordinator.
The service coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a person centered planning process is used in delivering Medicaid Service Coordination and that the results are documented in the person's Individualized Service Plan (ISP)
The service coordinator's responsibilities associated with the ISP are related to the three areas below.
Developing the person's ISP:
ADVOCATING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
Another critical role of the service coordinator is advocacy. An individual may have a formal "advocate" who performs a variety of functions, but here we are talking about something different - advocacy tasks that are specific to a service coordinator.
ENSURING THE PERSON'S MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY IS MAINTAINED
Bachelor’s degree in: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health, Nursing, Rehabilitation Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Music Therapy, Education, Special Education