Vendors for Family Care & IRIS Announced by DHS
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Linda Seemeyer today announced the managed care organizations selected to serve Family Care members and the IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self Direct) consultant agencies that intend to serve participants in the IRIS program in Dane County. This expansion will end the wait list for more than 450 people in Dane County with long-term care needs, including some who will have access to needed long-term care services for the first time.
Eligible individuals interested in Family Care will be able to choose from Care Wisconsin and My Choice Family Care, upon certification. Advocates4U, Connections, First Person Care Consultants, and TMG intend to support those choosing IRIS.
"This is a major step in expanding Family Care and IRIS statewide, so Wisconsin's most vulnerable citizens will have access to long-term care programs," said Secretary Seemeyer. "These programs emphasize person-centered care and self-determination, and they are key to helping people live independently, with their best quality of life."