New Jersey Selects Harmony Information Systems for Long-Term Care Initiatives

Division of Aging and Community Services implements Harmony for Aging Services to Achieve Rebalancing Goals

RESTON, VA – August 18, 2009 – Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, announced today that the state of New Jersey has selected Harmony for Aging™ to achieve its goals of statewide rebalancing of long-term care.   Harmony will be deployed to more than 2,000 users across the state, including all levels of long-term care, to support the objective of establishing a more equitable balance between the proportion of Medicaid expenditures used for institutional services and those used for community-based programs.
 
Led by the New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services (DACS), this project will achieve important goals mandated by the Independence, Dignity and Choice in Long-Term Care Act signed into law by Governor Jon S. Corzine in 2006. Harmony for Aging will be used to create single points-of-entry for long-term care and will integrate across stakeholders, including workers at the state, counties and home and community-based services providers.
 
Harmony will serve as the unifying information technology system in achieving several key DACS goals for long-term care rebalancing in New Jersey:

  • Statewide roll-out of Aging and Disability Resource Center model
  • Clinical Eligibility Determination
  • Nursing Home Diversion
  • Fast-tracking financial approvals
  • Service Coordination
  • Quality Assurance (CMS Quality Framework)
  • Transfer of long-term institutional funding to Home and Community-based Services Waiver programs
  • Consolidation of three Medicaid Waivers into one program – the New Jersey Global Options Program

“The entire Harmony team is thrilled to be launching this important project,” said Harmony CEO Joe Sander. “Our partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services will help New Jersey to address the critical need to rebalance long-term care in the face of exploding client populations, and will assure Harmony remains on the cutting edge of emerging trends in home and community-based services.”
 
Harmony for Aging is the most widely used solution in the United States for home and community-based Medicaid Waiver management and federal NAPIS compliance. The New Jersey deployment will bring the total number of Harmony users nationwide to more than 10,000.

About Harmony Information Systems, Inc.
Harmony Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides comprehensive solutions that enable organizations to manage growing consumer case loads with existing resources. The company’s end-to-end solutions manage the delivery of care for elders and intellectually disabled persons, enabling organizations to maximize outcomes while increasing service delivery efficiency, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and automating Medicaid waiver processes. Harmony products are used by more than 450 state, local, and private provider human service organizations to manage both traditional and consumer-directed models of service. For more information on Harmony products and solutions, visit www.harmonyis.com or call us at 866.951.2219.