Levels of Care are determined by the information contained on the Application for LOC Payment (CRP-7)
and a behavior inventory. For children with an IQ of 70 or above, the CBCL is used as the behavior inventory.
For children ages 4 to 21 years old with an IQ below 70, the Reiss is used as the behavior inventory and is
completed every 12 months.
The Reiss Scales for Children's Dual Diagnosis measures 20 problem behaviors, such as anger, anxiety,
fire setting, etc. It is used for children with mental retardation or developmental disabilities to help
document a dual diagnosis involving both MR/DD and emotional or behavioral problems. A narrative report
is returned to the person who submitted the Reiss to CRP, which describes the individual's problem behaviors
as compared to norms and as how they fit with a DSM-IV diagnosis, when appropriate. The Reiss may also be
used by the provider for assessment, treatment planning and outcome measurement.
The Reiss is completed by the PCC/PCP provider if the child is in a PCC/PCP placement and by the DCBS worker
if the child is in a DCBS foster home. The Reiss is not required as part of the initial LOC packet. It is first
required after the children have been in their placements and are submitted with the first Application for LOC
Payment (CRP-7) and every 12 months after that. The due date should appear on the Notice of LOC Payment Authorization
(CRP-2 or CRP-5) and on the PCC or DCBS Youth Information List on CRP's web application.
The Reiss is required only for children for whom CRP has received documentation identifying the child's IQ as below 70.
Individual Education Plans and Psychological/Psychoeducational evaluations that contain IQ testing results should be submitted
for review by CRP to determine whether the Reiss will be required. Contact Loretta Judd at 859.455.7452 (ext. 221) or
Angela Hawkins (ext. 247), if you have any questions.