Update On Our Timeline
As we mentioned in our last newsletter, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) is changing the implementation date of the Care and Case Management (CCM) system from the previously planned date of July 1, 2021. The Department is working with vendors to finalize an updated timeline, including a new go live date, and will share information through this newsletter and other channels when it is available.
At this time, the following information is available.
Assessment and Person-Centered Support Plan Soft Launch
Beginning in July, the Department will conduct a soft launch of the new Assessment and Person-Centered Support Plan functionality in the Care and Case Management (CCM) system. During the soft launch, we hope to partner with Case Management Agencies and case managers who participated in the original pilot and time study. If time and resources allow, we will reach out to expand participation among interested agencies.
We are excited to implement this soft launch as it allows us to begin gathering necessary data which will be used to development and implementation of the Person-Centered Budget Algorithm, complete a time study for the basic assessment to validate rates, develop robust training and provide the time needed to streamline the eligibility process in the systems before go live.
More Details to Come
We appreciate the feedback from agencies and case managers who have shared their concerns and we anticipate the delay of go live will alleviate some pressure. We understand this project represents a significant change in daily work life for each of you and will continue to share updates as we have them.
We remain committed to successful implementation of these changes in a thoughtful and collaborative manner in order to assure the impacts are minimized and the changes result in the intended outcomes of a more streamlined process and system, and an objective, comprehensive assessment and person-centered care planning.