The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program was established in 1973. In 1978, California enacted Welfare and Institutions Code 12302.2 that mandated a payroll and payment system for the IHSS program to be known as the Case Management, Information and Payrolling System (CMIPS). In later years, CMIPS was modified to also support the Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) program, and Home and Community-Based Services (HCB) program.
Today CMIPS is a large and complex IT system that provides functions for case management for IHSS recipients, payroll for service providers, reporting, and customer support. The case management function keeps track of over 550,000 active recipients, as well as pending applicants, terminated recipients, pending providers, and terminated providers. The provider management and payrolling functions support 480,000 active providers and ensures timely and accurate payroll payments of over $10 billion per year. CMIPS has approximately 5,000 end users across the fifty-eight (58) California counties, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Adult Programs Division (CDSS APD), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) CMIPS Office. CMIPS also ensures timely exchange of information with more than a 100 interface partners, including all California counties.
How CMIPS Supports the IHHS Program
The CMIPS supports the IHSS Program and Waiver Personal Care Services. These programs provide in-home services to aged, blind, and disabled individuals so they can remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. The IHSS Program consists of four (4) programs:ornians.