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Incontinence Supplies:update

The recent hearing for the proposed injunction was dismissed in favor of the State, and Medicaid is now moving forward with the incontinence contract, confident that no appeal will be made. Medicaid members should start receiving letters of instruction as early as today March 25 from Medicaid, offering the information on the three vendors chosen to provide incontinence supplies. These mailings will continue through mid-April, so some members will be informed later than others. Family Voices is including this letter so families can contact the available vendors and make their choice before the June 1 deadline. We would like to thank Jud Canada of Healthcare Products Delivery, Inc. for providing us with additional information. The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is changing the incontinence, ostomy, and urological supply policy for items including but not limited to diapers, underpads, ostomy bags, gloves, and other such supplies. The state of Indiana has contracted with the

Article 7 public hearings and comments

The DOE has added the information for the Indpls public hearing: May 7, 2008 – Indianapolis Public testimony will begin at 9:00 a.m. H. Dean Evans Community and Education Center MSD of Washington Township 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46240 Please check the IN*SOURCE website ( http://www.insource.org/Article7PublicHearings.html ) for more information on the public hearing process; it is more formal than the public forums which were previously held. It is CRUCIAL that families complete the online survey ( http://www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/article7/comment-article7.html%29 and ATTEND the public hearings, esp in Indianapolis where State Board members are expected to be in attendance. Talking points have been posted at http://www.fvindiana.blogspot.com/ and you may contact Family Voices at fv.indiana@gmail.com if you need further assistance. Once again, this is the complete schedule of public hearings: Article 7 Public Hearings April 15, 2008 - Evansville Public Te