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Thank you for visiting our website. MAXIMUS provides government agencies with solutions that lead to efficient and effective public programs, help them achieve their goals, and improve the quality of life for beneficiaries in local communities across the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
I’m excited to share a recent update of how MAXIMUS is helping governments around the globe improve their public health and human services programs. On March 1, 2016, MAXIMUS completed the acquisition of Ascend, a leading provider of independent, specialized health assessments and data management tools to government agencies in the United States.
Ascend is one of the largest health assessment providers on behalf of government agencies and offers conflict-free assessment services to assist them in determining the most appropriate placement and health care services for program beneficiaries. Ascend provides a broad array of health assessment services including Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), Supports Intensity Scale (SIS®), Inventory for Client and Agency planning (ICAP), Utilization Reviews, and other specialty and standardized assessments. Ascend is a nationally recognized pioneer in serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health diagnoses, and complex physical or medical conditions.
Both MAXIMUS and Ascend share many common values, including a passion for helping vulnerable populations, a dedication to delivering the highest quality health and human services, a personalized approach to working with people, and a commitment to effectively and efficiently managing programs on behalf of government clients.
This acquisition broadens our ability to help governments address the rising demand for long-term care services. Together, the two companies can serve people who have a wide range of long-term services and supports needs — all while bringing greater quality into the delivery of those services. In particular, we aspire to offer solutions that help governments globally address the rapidly growing demand for long-term care services for an aging population with complex needs.
We are pleased to welcome the staff from Ascend, who join our more than 18,000 professionals dedicated to helping people access and use government health and human services programs.
On behalf of all of us at MAXIMUS, I thank you for your interest.
Richard A. Montoni
Chief Executive Officer, MAXIMUS