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Resource:Home and Community Based Services Manual

As part of OASIS, families will be able to "buy" services with their allocation. There will be brief descriptions of available services as part of the budget tool. However, it would be of benefit to families, especially those being implemented first in the pilot district (Benton, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Monroe, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, White counties) to become familiar with the services and allowable/non allowable activities. We are posting some of the most commonly accessed services. You can find the entire manual in the files section at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FVIndiana

Behavior Modification
Allowable Activities
• Observation of the individual and environment for purposes of development of a plan and to determine baseline
• Development of a behavioral support plan and subsequent revisions
• Training in assertiveness
• Training in stress reduction techniques
• Training in the acquisition of socially accep…

OASIS moving forward: a guide for consumers

The following information is from The Arc of Indiana (http://www.arcind.org) regarding OASIS implementation plans. FV Indiana will also be posting the Home and Community Based Services manual as a featured resource so families, especially in the pilot district, can become better educated about what services they can "buy" with their allocation through the budget tool.

On July 1, Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin phasing-in the statewide implementation of OASIS, a new way of allocating funds for people on the Developmental Disabilities, Support Services and Autism Medicaid waivers.The phase-in will begin in Bureau of Developmental Disabilities (BDDS) District 4, which includes the counties of Benton, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Monroe, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and White.FSSA expects to implement OASIS statewide in January 2009.The following guide is a first step to provide info…

Care Select Update

An FV Indiana representative attended the Care Select Advocates meeting on Tuesday May 13th. It is important for families to note that auto assignment(assigning members who HAVE not selected a primary care physician (PMP) within the system) will start on June 1st.

To avoid auto assignment please take the following steps:
Call Indiana Care Select Helpline: 1-866-963-7383
Hours of operation:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. SaturdaySteps to Care Select:
· You should ask if your preferred primary care physician is enrolled with Care Select.
o If they are, you will need to simply select that provider. (this is true even if you have private insurance) If they are enrolled in BOTH Advantage and MDWise you can choose the CMO as well.
· Before you choose a Care Management Organization (Advantage and/or MDWise) you are encouraged to call and speak with their member services department to get information about the different organizations..
o If they are only enrolled in one CMO,…