Supports Intensity Scale Overview
Region 10 PIHP currently utilizes the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS®) as a standardized assessment tool for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
The Supports Intensity Scale is completed with individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability at least once every three years. To be eligible for a SIS® assessment, individuals are required to be age 16 or older, be diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability, have active Medicaid, and currently receive case management, supports coordination, or respite only services. We understand that each person has unique preferences and needs. This assessment captures the individual’s preferences and goals to assist in the person-centered-planning process. During the assessment, a trained assessor will meet with the individual and at least two respondents; those who are familiar with the individual, such as family members, advocates, guardians, case managers, and direct care staff. These respondents should be willing to be engaged and contribute feedback during the assessment. The assessment usually takes 2 to 3 hours and is completed at a time and place of the individual’s preference.