Friday, August 24, 2012

DDRS announcement regarding transportation services for CIH waiver

 Family Voices Indiana shares yet another announcement from DDRS:

To: BDDS Stakeholders
From: Beth Goodrich, Director of BDDS Provider Relations
Re: Provider Qualifications for Participant Assistance and Care for the Family Supports Waiver 
and Transportation Services for the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver
Date: August 24, 2012

Personal Assistance Care (PAC):
- Providers wanting to add PAC to their list of services must be approved by DDRS to 
provide Residential Habilitation and Support (RHS).
- All current DDRS-approved RHS providers wanting to add PAC must submit, in 
writing, a request to add this service to BDDS Provider Relations, and BDDS Provider 
Relations will add the PAC service.  Please email the request to Beth Goodrich at 
Beth.Goodrich@fssa.in.gov.

Transportation Services—CIH Waiver only:

- Depending upon the needs of the participant, there are three levels of 
transportation. The level of transportation service needed must be documented in 
the ISP.
o Level 1: Transportation in a private, commercial, or public transit vehicle that 
is not specially equipped.
 Rate: $5 per trip
 Cap: $2,500
o Level 2: Transportation in a private, commercial, or public transit vehicle 
specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs.
 Rate: $20 per trip
 Cap: $5,000
o Level 3: Transportation in a vehicle specially designed to accommodate a 
participant who for medical reasons must remain prone during 
transportation (e.g., ambulette).
 Rate: $40 per trip
 Cap: $7,500

Transportation is to be paid separate from the individual’s current allocation.

- Beginning September 1, providers should request the individual’s case manager 
update the CCB to include the appropriate level of transportation.

- RHS and Day Service providers are eligible to provide transportation service on the 
CIH Waiver.  Current DDRS-approved RHS and Day Service providers wishing to add 
Transportation should send a written request to add this service to BDDS Provider 
Relations, and BDDS Provider Relations will add the Transportation service.  Please 
email the request to Beth Goodrich at Beth.Goodrich@fssa.in.gov.

**Note: Transportation has not changed for the FSW.

Information regarding provider qualifications for RHS3 will be announced soon.

If you have any further questions, please direct them to Beth Goodrich at 
Beth.Goodrich@fssa.in.gov.

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