32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-2.0 - CASE MANAGEMENT

Current through December 27, 2021

It is the Agency's belief that efficient case management leads to the provision of more appropriate, quality, and timely services for the individuals it serves. Guidelines and additional resource information are provided in this section to assist the counselor in managing his/her caseload and meeting the needs of the Agency and its clients.

Case File Folder: A label is affixed to the tab of each client's printed case file folder. The label will include the client's name, address, county, and district number. The following will be stamped on the outside of the file folder and the appropriate information recorded beside the headings:

* Client's Social Security Number

* Client's Telephone Number

* SSI/SSDI Status

* Disability Priority

* Case Status Dates (update as status changes are made)

Statistics: The statistical system of the Agency is computerized. Information is correlated in many different ways for use on local, state, and federal levels. When efforts are made to get funds to operate the Agency, this data is presented to the state and federal officials.

The counselor, District Manager, and administrative staff have access to various reports in AACE that they may generate and use as management tools. (See AACE Users Manual for details.)

Cases will display in the Activity Due List when they meet the notification parameters set by the Agency. They will remain on this list until action is taken. Below is a listing of timelines for the various statuses.

Application Status 60 days
Eligible Status 75 days
Service Status
Employed Status 90 days
PES Status 90 days

Time Lines/Frames for Service Initiation/Provision:

The Agency is committed to the initiation and delivery of planned services in a timely manner without undue delays or interruptions to its clients. The Agency has established the following standards for time lines/frames for service initiation/provision:

Service Initiation/Provision Timelines/Frames
Referral to Application Contact as soon as possible, not to exceed 14 days Application is to be taken as soon as possible, not to exceed 30 days from referral
Application to Eligibility No more than 60 days w/o extension
Eligibility to IPE development 90 days (general standard), if exceeds 90 days, rationale for exception is to be documented in the case record. If exceeds 6 months, District Manager is to review case and approve any extension
Client Contact Maximum of 90 days, more often if warranted by clients disability or services being provided
Services Provided as appropriate & indicated on IPE
Annual Plan Review From date of last plan/amendment, not to exceed 1 year
Employment to Closure "Rehabilitated" Must remain in Employed Status a minimum of 90 days from date of employment
Annual Review (cases closed: due to severity of disability and cases closed with an employment outcome of extended employment) No more than12 months from closure date and in keeping with the policies in the Closure section of the OVR/OVRB Policy & Procedure Manual

Notes

32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-2.0

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