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New program helps you assist families of special needs children
e-Reports, Sept. 6, 2011
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Managed Health Services (MHS), which serves Hoosier Healthwise and the Healthy Indiana Plan, offers you a new resource to help patients with special needs children.

MHS has developed the Children with Special Needs Unit to improve members’ access to services and integration of care, and to support families. The program is designed for children with difficult medical problems requiring team care such as:

  • Autism
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Other chronic illnesses

“Our children with Special Needs Unit offers a variety of services to help those members’ families who have children struggling with physical and intellectual challenges,” said MHS CEO Patrick Rooney. “MHS can help the family find support groups and other assistance, offer educational resources, partner with medical providers, assist in the search for specialists, help obtain medical equipment and remind the family of needed health checks.”

Your patients and their families will be given a case manager who will provide the education, resources and tools to:

  • Find support groups
  • Search for specialists
  • Obtain medical equipment
  • Remember needed health checks

For more information or to request a case manager, call (887) 647-4848 and ask for a member of the Special Needs Team.

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