The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services published updated guidance on Wellness Coordination Service Definition and Standards earlier today. The updates are effective 03/01/16 and replace prior guidance documents.
The updated guidance addresses expectations for key aspects of the Wellness Coordination, including
• defining Face-to-Face Visits and Consultation (page 5),
• clarifying that Face-to-Face Visits and Consultation can be provided during short-term hospitalizations (page 4),
• providing a timeline for Wellness Coordination components, detailing timelines, frequency, documentation standards, and documentation upload requirements (beginning, page 8), and
• clarifying expectations regarding “active” involvement of the Wellness Coordination provider at team meetings (page 14).
INARF will be reviewing this guidance against prior recommendations made by our Wellness Coordination Workgroup and through the CIH Waiver Public Comment process. We will share the outcomes of that analysis with members and, if needed, work with the Division to clarify any outstanding questions.