PAIS, Inc. Independent Service Coordination provides independent service coordination so that I/DD waiver participants and their families may receive service coordination services with no conflict of interest from service providers. Our Service Coordination services are designed to ensure accessibility, accountability and continuity of supports and services.
Service Coordinators employed by the same agency that provides other support (direct care, etc.) services may be influenced by their employer to: not make referrals outside of their agency, recommend services and service amounts based on what the agency can provide, and/or discourage obtaining services from other agencies and service delivery models.
PAIS, Inc. Service Coordination is licensed separately from its other offices that provide support services. In order to remain conflict free, PAIS will not provide service coordination services for any Waiver participant that receives support services from our other PAIS offices. In this way, PAIS Service Coordinators are able to assist families and waiver participants in achieving their dreams and goals without corruption from other interests agencies may serve. With PAIS, Inc. Independent Service Coordination, the who, what, when and where of service provision is a person-centered process.
PAIS, Inc. Independent Service Coordination is accepting Title XIX Waiver referrals and providing assistance for application of Title XIX benefits.
Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Pleasants, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tyler, Wayne, Webster, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming counties.
Hello, my name is Sharon Stephan and I am the Director of Service Coordination for PAIS, Independent Service Coordination. I have a BA in Sociology and completed coursework toward a Masters in Public Administration. After working for various organizations addressing such issues as domestic abuse and adult literacy, I began working with individuals with developmental disabilities and have been in the field for 13+ years. I have had many roles in providing Title XIX Waiver services: Service Coordinator, Family Support Coordinator,
Day Program Supervisor, Service Coordination Program Director,
and Best Practices Waiver Educator.
(The Service Coordination Referral packet is a .PDF file. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open and print the application. Click here to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.)