Playing the Numbers: Success from Persistence Plain Text

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Playing the Numbers: Success from Persistence

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Getting to PARIS

  • Placing Penny Bets
  • How Much to Open
  • Shutout
  • The Big NO
  • The Why (Not)
  • Going for the Action
  • Iowa Hold ‘Em
  • Smart Money
  • Ace in the Hole
  • The Parlay
  • Come on Baby!

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Placing Penny Bets

  • 1997 participated in a small pilot for TANF
    • 53 matches – none of them an Iowa claim
    • Cumbersome data manipulation
  • Deemed cost/benefit loss
  • Lost the penny toss

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Iowa Department of Human Services
How Much to Open

2005 

  • PARIS Board visit – calls – emails
  • National Directory of New Hires
    • Labor intensive – negative results
    • Expensive data
    • Negatively impacted desire for PARIS

 

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Shutout

  • 2006 – Developed a proposal for one of the PARIS implementation grants
  • Limited internal support
  • Some technical assistance
  • Got to the window too late

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Iowa Department of Human Services
The BIG NO

  • PARIS Board visit
  • DC Iowa office questions
  • Washington State (Bill) questions
  • Extensive report in response to Dept Inspections and Appeals and Governor’s office

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Iowa Department of Human Services
The Big NO!!


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Iowa Department of Human Services
The Why (Not)

  • Quality Control error rates
  • Known to Agency
  • Confidentiality
  • Jockeying for IT position
  • Waiting on technology
  • Lack of resources to work the data

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Going for the Action


2009 Breakthrough!
–MOU signed for Interstate and VA
–Interstate data pilot

2010 Charter and Study Group!
CMS Directors Letter

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Iowa Hold ‘Em

  • Manual data review
  • Inability to act on data
  • Folded on new VA MOU
  • Minimum required effort
  • Responding only to other States
  • Cumbersome PARIS “Hotline”

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Smart Money  

  • Data wise guy  
  • Triple state matches
  • Double SNAP matches
  • SNAP out of state usage

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Ace in the Hole

  • Let the data do the talking
  • Investigators on board
  • Wisconsin data exchange
  • Articulating the Dream
    • Again and again and again…….

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Iowa Department of Human Services
The Parlay

  • It’s ALL about Program Integrity
  • Integrated Claims Unit
  • VA interest
  • Support grows

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Iowa Department of Human Services
Come On and Make My Day

  • Getting the funding
  • Design event
  • Building the Unit
  • Implementation

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Iowa Department of Human Services

Data Submitted

SSN submitted

Matches

2 + other states

30 day delay matches

May-09

494,612

2836

 

2604

Aug-09

511,958

4142

30

3089

Nov-10

527,284

3816

34

975

Feb-10

541,444

4318

33

3710

May-10

557,161

3545

32

2947

Aug-10

563,092

4812

31

4797

Nov-10

581,967

4486

41

3636

Feb-11

584,702

4486

36

4247

May-11

598,613

4338

30

3413

Aug-11

600,175

5818

33

4470

Nov-11

612,631

0

0

0

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Iowa Department of Human Services


Thank You!
Linda Mount
lmount@dhs.state.ia.us
515-281-5487

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