Thursday, May 6, 2010

Medicaid waiver waiting list info

Family Voices knows thousands of families are waiting for a Medicaid waiver for their loved one. So, we are sharing this important information obtained from a family advocate with The Arc Network:

From a letter from BDDS/DDRS:
"In order to maintain your placement on this waiting list, you will need to follow the responsibilities below to maintain your placement on this list."

They are:

1. notify BDDS of any change in address or other contact information
2. notify BDDS if you wish to withdraw from the list
3. notify BDDS in case of death of applicant
4. "You will contact the BDDS {location} on an annual basis to confirm that you are interested in remaining on the list and to confirm your current contact information."

Furthermore...

"The State of Indiana and its representatives will follow the responsibilities below for your waiver placement:
1. State will send a certified letter to your most current address on records to notify you when you have been targeted for a slot. If the letter is returned due to unknown address, your name will be removed from the waiting list.

2. If you do not contact BDDS {location}within 15 calendar days of the date of the certified target letter, a follow-up phone call will be made to your most current phone number on record. If it is evident that we are unable to make contact with you at this number, your name will be removed from the waiting list.

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