Meeting the needs of persons with disabilities is of increasing importance as individuals live longer and the prevalence of adults with functional limitations and disabilities rises. With this in mind, this webinar presented the Disability-Competent Care model, which was developed by providers caring for adults with disabilities and is:
- Centered on the individual
- Delivered by an interdisciplinary care team; and
- Focused on achieving and supporting an individual’s maximum function.
This webinar also introduced the accompanying Disability-Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool. An optional resource, the tool seeks to enhance provider capacity to integrate care for adults with disability. It was designed to help providers understand the Disability-Competent Care model and assess their organizations readiness to adopt it.
This webinar was presented on June 19, 2013 before a live audience of Chief Medical Officers, Medical Directors, Care Management and Quality Management Directors, and staff at health plans seeking to improve care delivery for adults with disabilities.
This webinar was hosted by the Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Lewin Group, The Disability Practice Institute, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.