Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Input Needed on Indiana’s Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers

Family Voices strongly urges its members to become involved in this process. If you know individuals on the A&D waiver, you know that changes occurred with that waiver's renewal process that impacted families. The process was not as transparent as this one. If you have a DD, Autism or SS waiver, or are waiting for one, you NEED to get involved. This is your opportunity.


Join  the  Conversation about  Indiana’s  Medicaid  Waivers!  

Input Needed on Indiana’s Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers - All interested stakeholders are invited to help define the design of future Medicaid Waivers for people with developmental disabilities in Indiana.

The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has asked the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to host a series of community discussions to gather public opinions that will guide the development of waivers, specifically those administered by the FSSA – the Developmental Disabilities Waiver, which is up for renewal in April, and also the Autism and Support Services waivers. FSSA wants to hear from stakeholders – that is, community service providers, case managers, people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and others  – anyone who has ideas about how to make Indiana’s waivers the best that they can be.

How can you participate?

There will be multiple ways to provide input during the next several months. The first is a series of Community Waiver Conversations to be held during February.

If you are a current waiver recipient, on the waiting list, a person with a disability or a family member, or a provider of Waiver services, you are invited to be part of one of three upcoming Community Waiver Conversations, to be held at the following locations:

Indianapolis – Junior Achievement Center at 74th and Keystone Ave.

  • February 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for persons with disabilities and family members
  • February 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – Noon for service providers

New Albany – Holiday Inn Express at 411 W. Spring St.

  • February 16th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for persons with disabilities and family members
  • February 17th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon for service providers

Fort Wayne – The League for the Blind at 5821 S. Anthony Blvd.

  • February 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for persons with disabilities and family members
  • February 24th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon for service providers

If you cannot attend the Community Waiver Conversations meetings, an online survey will also be available for you to provide input in early February. The Indiana Institute will also be conducting targeted focus groups of consumers and providers towards the end of February.

For more information, contact Vicki Pappas or Joel Fosha at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at (812) 855-6508 or via e-mail: beheard@indiana.edu


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