MANAGED CARE AND NUTRITION FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY AND DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED POPULATION
Innovative Resources for Independence (IRI) is a nonprofit organization that operates 36 locations throughout New York City. Its mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and comorbid behavioral disorders to live, work, and participate in their community and maintain healthier lives. IRI engaged a team to help determine whether Medicaid Managed Care and Value Based Payment are the best payment systems for the IDD population. The team collected and analyzed aggregate clinical data on weight and physical, mental, and behavioral issues for individuals within the IRI system, and conducted extensive research into the impact of the Medicaid Managed Care and Value Based Payment methodologies on the IDD population in terms of cost, quality, client satisfaction, and perception. The team completed an executive report and presented its findings and recommendations for future nutrition and exercise management practices to IRI’s leadership team.