Thursday, April 19, 2012

Support Services Waiver Amendment

Family Voices Indiana encourages its members to read the following announcement from DDRS regarding the Support Services waiver amendment. This announcement is related to the proposed changes under the Section 144 report. Family Voices Indiana and ASK will be posting a powerpoint outlining the Sec 144 proposed changes soon.

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 on this page for public review and comment. The public comment period will last 30 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.

Please send all comments to DDRSpolicies@fssa.IN.go

To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Stakeholders
From: DDRS Central Office
Re: Support Service Waiver Amendment
Date: April 19, 2012

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has posted, on its website, the most
recently submitted application to amend to the Support Services Waiver. The Centers For
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has up to 90 days to review, request clarifications and
issue a decision on the amendment.

Highlights of the pending amendment include changing the waiver’s name to the Family
Supports Waiver, increasing the annual cost limit from $13,500 to $16,250 per participant,
adding a new service called Participant Assistance and Care and once again including Case
Management as a waiver-funded service. Other changes are outlined at the beginning of the
amendment under the section titled “Purpose of Amendment”. Upon the approval of CMS,
relevant changes will also be made within the DDRS Waiver Manual.

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