TO: Families, providers, and stakeholders who support individuals with disabilities in Indiana FROM: Julia Holloway, DDRS Deputy Director and Chief of Staff DATE: April 15, 2010 RE: Changes to Autism, DD and Support Service Waivers Reimbursement Rates The priority of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) is to support the health and welfare of individuals with disabilities in Indiana. To accomplish this goal, we must make practical decisions and maintain fiscal responsibility to be able to continue to meet the needs of our program participants during these harsh economic times. We last announced a change to our waiver rate structure on November 24, 2008 (http://www.in.gov/fssa/files/RHS_BULLETIN_OA20081124_-_Final.pdf). Due to the current state of the economy, all state agencies are reviewing internal and external expenditures to determine potential cost savings, including contracts, administrative costs and service fees. DDRS has responded with a number of co
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