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DDRS Public Comment Period

FV Indiana encourages our members to share their perspective during the upcoming public comment period:
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has made a commitment to transparency and public input in the policy development process. As a result, all new policies and policy updates will be posted online for public review and comment. The public comment period will last 10 business days from the date of posting, after which all policies will be removed from the page, reviewed based on the public input, finalized and posted onto the DDRS policy page.
The following policies will be posted on Thursday February 24, 2011 and will be available for review until Friday March 11, 2011: Advance Directives Mortality Review Risk Management Transition Activities Pre-Post Transition Monitoring Health Care Coordination
“Health Care Coordination” was previously posted as a current DDRS policy, but due to the number of questions we have received in this area, it was decided to remove…

Court ruling regarding Medicaid funded therapies

Over the past year, Family Voices has heard from many concerned parents regarding denial of Medicaid therapies. There was recently a class action suit decision regarding the handling of those denials. We are attaching the entire ruling and encourage you to read it, especially if you are experiencing difficulties getting therapies covered.
You should also ensure your child has the appropriate type of Medicaid. Children with disabilities are often eligible for Medicaid Disability, also referred to as Traditional Medicaid. You can find more information here.You may need to ask for a supervisor at DFR in order to apply for this. You can find your DFR office here: http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm
This affects primarily children under age 21. The ruling cites ESPDT as a reason for providing services. The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is the child health component of Medicaid. It's required in every state and is designed to improve the health of low…