Family Care/IRIS 2.0: The Concept Paper

Building on the foundation of Family Care and IRIS, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today released a draft Concept Paper for Family Care/IRIS 2.0, to enhance the scope of services available to adults with disabilities and frail elderly, and to extend those services to every county in the state. To read the Concept Paper go to: (web) “This coordinated care model focusses on the whole person, including overall health and service needs, while maintaining the ability to self-...(see release)
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