Wednesday, July 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Archibald, Director of Communications
Connecticut Community Providers Association
Connecticut Community Providers Association Announces Landmark Costing Study
The Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) is pleased to announce the launch of an Association-wide costing study, in conjunction with MTM Services, an internationally-renowned consulting firm.
MTM Services provides consultation and assessment to health and human service organizations in multiple areas, including: data mapping and gap analysis, direct and indirect costs, revenue sources, provider efficiencies, optimum payment structures, and other areas essential to successful public-private partnerships in the delivery of high-quality health and human services. MTM currently provides services to over 700 providers in 45 states and 2 foreign countries.
Dwight Young, Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Consultation, and a member of the Kansas Association of Community Mental Health Centers, which recently completed a MTM costing study, commented: “In my 43 years as a member with the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas (CMHC), I believe this project is one of the most significant. It provided CMHC members the opportunity to see how resources are being allocated for specific services and the level of indirect cost necessary to support them.”
MTM has worked with a variety of community providers, including those in the areas of children’s and adult behavioral health, as well as developmental disabilities. The CCPA study will be specifically tailored to the realities and challenges of Connecticut community providers.
“We are pleased and excited to be working with the Connecticut Community Providers Association,” said Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services. “We look forward to assisting these committed organizations in achieving full clarity of costs, revenues and efficiencies, from all sources, across the spectrum of service care delivery.”
The CCPA Costing Study will involve community providers in the fields of children’s and adult behavioral health, substance use disorder, and developmental disabilities. Data collection and analysis will take approximately three months and the association will use the results in advocacy with members of the CT General Assembly and CT state agencies, as well as increased public education and awareness about the critical role of community providers in maintaining and preserving safety net services.
“In an era of fiscal challenge and increasingly data-driven outcomes, I am proud that our members have taken another significant step toward effective change,” said Morna Murray, President and CEO, Connecticut Community Providers Association. “CCPA represents exemplary health and human service providers who are mission-driven and wholly committed to their clients. With this study, we will gain independent and verifiable data that will provide invaluable information to our members, as well as illustrate the effectiveness and necessity of their services to the most vulnerable individuals in our state.”
CCPA expects to launch a series of reports on the costing study, beginning in October, 2013.
All press inquiries should be directed to Morna Murray, President/CEO, CCPA. Please call the CCPA office: (860) 257-7909.
The Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) represents organizations that provide services and supports for people with disabilities including people with addictions, mental illness, developmental, and physical disabilities. CCPA operates three divisions, developmental disabilities, behavioral health, and children's mental health & substance abuse, and is the lead advocate for rehabilitation and behavioral health service providers, supporting services for people with disabilities at the state legislature and with state agencies.