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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 Le…

DDRS update regarding objective based allowance (OBA) changes for waivers

Family Voices Indiana encourages families to be aware of changes to the systems and services that affect their children. Embedded below is an announcement from DDRS regarding changes including:

Increases in RHS Hours for Individuals Living in the Family Home with an Algo 3, 4, or 5 Health Frequency and Intensity and ALGO score Shared Staffing Transportation Services Structured Family Caregiving (previously known as Adult Foster Care)
and a schedule for when these changes will take effect.
Changes to OBA YR 3 8.24.12

DDRS announcement regarding case management services

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information from DDRS regarding case management services for the FSW (Family Support) and new CIH (Community Integration Habilitation) waiver:

from DDRS:
To: BDDS Stakeholders From: Beth Goodrich, Director of BDDS Provider Relations Re: Case Management Waiver Providers  Date: August 24, 2012 The following entities have been approved by DDRS to provide Case Management as a waiver  service beginning September 1, 2012:
Advocacy Links, LLC Joy Greeney joy.greeney@advocacy-links.com 574-229-5065
Columbus Medical Services, Inc. The Columbus Organization (DBA) Kathleen O’Connor koconnor@columbusorg.com 610-592-0292
Indiana Professional Management Group, Inc. IPMG (DBA) Christine St. Paul c.stpaul@gotoipmg.com 317-585-5944
K. E. Tompkins, Inc.  Unity of Indiana (DBA) Kathyleen Tompkins unityofindiana@aol.com 317-458-0113