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UCP of Maine awarded up to a $70,000 Maine State Innovation Testing Grant: Behavioral Health Information Technology (HIT) Reimbursement Initiative

UCP of Maine is proud to announce the awarding of up to $70,000 Maine State Innovation Testing Model Grant: Behavioral Health Information Technology (HIT) Reimbursement Initiative.  As milestones are achieved, UCP of Maine has the ability to receive up to $70,000 dollars through the initiative to advance electronic medical records and information sharing capabilities as well as initiating staff training and education.

This grant presents an opportunity for UCP of Maine to drive integration of care by including behavioral health data in the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).  This will allow licensed mental health providers and facilities to share patient information through the HIE.  According to Sadel Davis, Director of Behavior Health Homes, “Participating in this initiative will help to advance UCP of Maine into the secure information sharing world and utilize this access to better service and treat our clients.”

In order to participate with the HIE, optimization is needed in UCP of Maine’s health information technology capabilities.  This will help UCP of Maine support and strengthen alignments between primary care and public health, behavioral health, and long-term care as well as data across providers.

This award will support the following enhancements in UCP of Maine’s health care infrastructure: public reporting and secure information sharing; quality improvement support, training, and collaborative learning to achieve accountable care; patient training and tools for shared health care decision-making.

UCP of Maine’s children services include: Home and Community Treatment (HCT), Early Childhood Services (Bridges), Rehabilitative and Community Supports (RCS), Outpatient Therapy and a dental program though our Washington County division.  Adult services include Mental Health Outpatient, Adult Residential, TeleHealth and Other Related Conditions (ORC).  For both children and adults we offer Case Management and our Elizabeth Levinson Center (ELC) which is a 14-bed Intermediate Care Facility (ICF-IID).

Established in 1954, UCP of Maine is a private, non-profit organization which is committed to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities who have multiple needs.   UCP of Maine serves children and adults in the Penobscot, Waldo, Piscataquis, Southern Aroostook, Washington and Northeastern Somerset Counties.  For more information please visit www.ucpofmaine.org.

For further information on UCP of Maine, contact Marc Inman, Business Development and Marketing Manager at 941-2952 extension 233.

UCP of Maine Starts “Shared Living”

BANGOR- As of Tuesday, August 13, 2013, United Cerebral Palsy of Maine has been approved by Maine’s DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) to be an Administering Agency of “Shared Living” Home Support Services. 

“Shared Living” is a residential option for adults with intellectual disabilities who qualify and are approved for MaineCare Section 21 Home and Community Based Waiver level of services.  A “Shared Living” arrangement is similar to an adult foster care model.  A consumer lives in the home belonging to the shared living provider with the consumer becoming part of the fabric of the shared living provider’s life: the provider’s family, home and community.  DHHS/OADS refers a consumer to a certified organization, such as UCP of Maine, for the provision of services in a “Shared Living” arrangement when that need is identified in the consumer’s Person Centered Plan and the consumer’s team agrees this is the best residential service needed to provide the least restrictive environment.  

A Shared Living Provider is a person who is self-employed and works as independent contractor for an administering agency in order to provide integrated family living and direct support to a consumer.  As an administering agency, UCP of Maine will provide essential contracted consultative services and quality assurance reviews for its providers.  UCP of Maine will assist its providers in fulfilling the imposed provider requirements, including training requirements, and obligations set forth by DHHS/OADS regulations and agreed upon by the consumer’s Person Centered Planning Team.  Providers are required to successfully complete the Direct Support Professional (DSP) training, Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) training, Clients Rights, Behavioral Intervention (behavior regulations) and Reportable Events; and, become a certified provider by an administering agency.

“Shared Living” allows consumers to remain in the least restrictive family-type setting with the goal of these consumers achieving optimal community inclusion and, thus, the highest possible quality of life and cost-effectiveness of services.

For further information on UCP of Maine’s “Shared Living” Home Support Services contact-Will Sewall, Adult Residential Team Leader, at (207) 951-6015.  At UCP of Maine we promote life without limits for people with disabilities.           

Have You Heard about UCP’s Bridges Program? :

Bridges is an Early Intervention Program that provides services to children with Autism or severe language disorders. Bridges offers an array of services including Occupational Therapy onsite, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Behavior Management.


Click the flyer below to learn about all the services offered through the program.

Bridges Flyer

Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 1.877.603.0030 or visit our website at ucpofmaine.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ucpofmaine.

HOPPING AHEAD-An Educational Playdate :

Workshops for Parents and Professionals --Playgroups for Parents and Children

Hopping Ahead is a project created by UCP of Maine and funded by an Early Intervention Grant made available by DHHS.


Every month, an educational playdate will occur in five different locations across Aroostook and Penobscot Counties (we are still searching for a Piscataquis county location, so please contact us with any ideas). The playdates will include 30 minutes of training and 90 minutes of grown-up and child (birth-6 years old).

Hopping Ahead Flyer

If you would like to have more information or have questions about this program please contact Andrea Richards at 207-249-8231.

Our Mission

UCP of Maine affirms its commitment to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities who have multiple needs.


CORE VALUES

  1. Consumer Advocacy
  2. Respect for Individuals
  3. Community Oriented
  4. Special Expertise
  5. Teamwork
  6. Quality
  7. Professional

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Disability Resource Network

UCP of Maine is a comprehensive Disability Resource Network--providing individuals and families with the programs and services they need in order to live more productive fulfilling lives...WE ARE MORE THAN OUR NAME!!!


Our Vision

The following statements were the work of the Board and Employees of UCP of Maine.  This is our vision for the future of UCP of Maine.  Together, we will build the following:

  1. An organization where all programs and services work towards community inclusion. 
  2. An organization that acknowledges and provides choices and self-determination in all aspects of life for children, youth and adults. 
  3. An organization that will be a leader in helping to build and educate a community that is accepting of, safe for, and respectful toward all people. 
  4. An organization that will work with other community resources, families, and consumers to provide high quality services to people with disabilities. 
  5. An organization that promotes the knowledge of and use of technology for people with disabilities in daily living, work and recreation. 
  6. An organization that helps families and people with disabilities through all of life’s transitions. 
  7. An organization that supports its employees/volunteers through ongoing technology, training, and a safe work environment.

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