Central Point of
Coordination (CPC) is the term adopted by the State County Management Committee
to define the "Single Point of Entry" required by Chapter 331 of the Iowa Code.
CPC is an administrative function and is a component of the managed system
required by Chapter 331 of the Iowa Code (also referred to as SF 69). A CPC must
hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school and has demonstrated
competency in program administration and planning in human services or a related
field working with people with disabilities. Some of the CPC duties include:
centralized intake for persons wishing to access county funded MH/DD services,
determine legal settlement, referral for service coordination, service and cost
tracking, collection and reporting of data, authorizing funding within the
guidelines established by the county management plan, public education,
strategic planning, development of the annual MH/DD budget, quality assurance
and collaboration with other funders, services providers, consumers and other
stakeholders. The CPC is accountable to the County Board of Supervisors. The CPC
carries out the management of the system as set forth in the county management
plan as designed by the county and its stakeholders and approved by the Board of
Supervisors and the Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services in
coordination with the State County Management Committee.
April 28, 2014 the CPC office is now located at the Public Health building at
2003 N. Lincoln St. in Knoxville
The development of a CPC function was in response to the problems in the past of
access for individuals to services within the MH/DD service delivery system. The
purpose of the management plan is to provide a clear defined process and
management of the MH/DD funding system within the county. The CPC manages or
provides oversight for the management of the system as outlined in the
management plan. Some of the components of the plan include: designation of
access points, an application process, emergency procedures, delegated
functions, services authorization, referral, service and cost tracking, quality
assurance, appeals process and how all the parts of the system provide for
consumer and stakeholder input and assistance in the development and carrying
out of the processes within the system.
A major duty of a CPC is collaboration and coordination with consumers,
stakeholders, judicial systems, Iowa Department of Human services, schools,
public health, providers, AEA, law enforcement, empowerment areas, ministerial
associations, area business, other counties, and the communities within the
county. One of the key functions of the CPC is collaboration and coordination
with all aspects of the individuals, communities, stakeholders and systems. It
is the collaboration that develops the management system and provides the
continuation in the development and management of the community based building
process. The CPC and the others in the management system, tend to be individuals
very involved in their communities as their function is so integral to all
aspects of the community.
assist consumers to access mental health services, assist consumers to
file committals for both mental health and substance abuse.
Marion County CPC is responsible for finding beds for all committals, both
mental and substance abuse. All claims relating to committals, i.e. sheriff
transportation and attorney services, are funneled to the CPC to determine
county of legal settlement and/or client eligibility, and CPC then submits
claims to the appropriate County.
CPC also initiates applications
for State Payment clients, and manages all funding for State Payment clients,
that is CPC pays the bills and then is reimbursed by the State. The CPC also
negotiates contracts with Marion County service providers on an annual basis.
Department Head Name:
Kristi Dierking email@example.com
Address of CPC office:
2003 N. Lincoln St.
Knoxville Iowa 50138
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Lunch hour varies, please call ahead to verify
used in the CPC office
Department of Public Health - Bureau of
Environmental Health Services
Other Related Links:
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services Agencies
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa Department of Human Services