Monday, August 8, 2011

August meetings for DD commission and Medicaid Oversight

Family Voices Indiana hopes that its members will take advantage of opportunities to share the family voice in regards to policies that affect those with special health care needs and/or disabilities. We encourage you to attend these meetings if at all possible. If there is no opportunity to speak at the meeting, or if you cannot attend, please consider contacting the committee members to share your personal story and the impact of potential changes. We would love it if you would copy us on that email so that we, too, are aware of your concerns. Our email is
Please share this information widely-on facebook, listservs, etc so that other families are aware of this opportunity for input.

Commission on Developmental Disabilities (DD Commission)

Wednesday, August 10
1:00 pm
State House
200 W. Washington St.
Senate Chambers

The meeting will be available to watch online here: .

Updates from the Family and Social Services Administration, Disability and
Rehabilitative Services Division; Julia Holloway, Director and Shane Spotts,
Deputy Director
(A) The Objective Based Allocation (OBA) Budget Process
(B) Bureau of Quality Improvement Services (BQIS) Deemed Status for
Service Providers
(C) Plan to Reduce Aggregate and Per Capita Cost of Medicaid
Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Services Waiver
(HEA 1001 - 2011, SECTION 144)
(D) Employment Initiatives and Federal Match for Vocational Rehabilitation
(E) FSSA Fiscal and Program Audits (As Required by HEA 1047 - 2011)
(F) Group Home Referral and Placement Process
(H) Waiting Lists for Services
(I) Priority Waiver Changes
(K) State Medicaid Plan Changes
(L) Moving Consumers from Nursing Homes into Community Based Services

The second meeting of the commission has been scheduled for September 7, at 1:00 p.m. in the State House Senate Chambers.

Sen. Connie Lawson, Chairperson
Sen. Jean Breaux
Rep. Wes Culver
Rep. Sheila Klinker
Sally Lowery
Suda Hopkins
Betty Williams
Christopher Durcholz
Susan Ferverda Hoback
Bettye Dunham
Scott Sefton
Sharon Kooi

Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight

Tuesday, August 23
State House
200 W. Washington St.
Senate Chambers

An agenda for this meeting has not yet been confirmed.

This committee has been charged with receiving a report from FSSA regarding costs of Medicaid waivers administered by the Division on Disability and Rehabilitation Services via HEA 1001, section 144.
The meeting will be broadcast over the Internet for those unable to attend. Please visit

Committee members:
Sen. Patricia Miller
Sen. Ryan Mishler
Sen. Brandt Hershman
Sen. Jean Breaux
Sen. Vi Simpson
Sen. Earline Rogers
Rep. Timothy Brown
Rep. Suzanne Crouch
Rep. Don Lehe
Rep. William Crawford
Rep. Charlie Brown
Rep. Peggy Welch

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