Thursday, April 22, 2010

Changes in CSHCS travel reimbursement rates

Family Voices is aware of the current state budget crisis and is working to share cost saving ideas with CSHCS and other state programs. If families have suggestions for how this program can stay viable while having the least direct impact on crucial services, please send those to fv.indiana@gmail.com

April 19, 2010



To: Submitters of CSHCS Family Travel Claims:


As a result of the current state of the economy, the CSHCS Program, along with other programs throughout state government is facing reductions in available funding. As you may know, the CSHCS Program Travel Reimbursement expenses are totally supported by state monies. Therefore, we have had to make some tough decisions in an effort to curb costs while maintaining the broadest positive child health outcomes in the state.
Effective July 1, 2010, The Children's Special Health Care Services program will discontinue travel reimbursement for participants dually enrolled in CSHCS and Medicaid. Dually enrolled participants will need to contact their Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) assigned Healthplan to arrange transportation for future medical needs beginning July 1, 2010.

The following Healthplan contact numbers are to be used in arranging your medical transportation needs:

Anthem-1-866-408-6131

MDwise-1-800-356-1204

Managed Health Services-1-877-647-4848

Advantage Health Solutions-1-800-784-3981

Hoosier Healthwise Helpline- 1-800-889-9949

Care Select Helpline-1-866-963-7383



Please contact your Healthplan today to inquire about their travel arrangement process and timeframe requirements to ensure your travel needs are met.

We are sending this letter so that families will be informed about this change before it becomes effective, and will understand the reasoning behind this reduction.

Thank you.

Children’s Special Health Care Services Program (CSHCS)

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