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DDRS quarterly meeting

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from DDRS:


DDRS has posted the Provider Quarterly Meeting webinar PowerPoint presentation and questions and answers, from the August 1, 2013 meeting to the DDRS website on the Provider Quarterly Meeting webpage. Information covered in the meeting included Supervised Group Living Conversions, Health Care Coordination Services as a BDDS Waiver Service, Rates for Services for BDDS Providers and DDRS Priorities.  August 2013WebinarPowerPointQuestions and Answers

Health Finance Commission notes and next mtg date/agenda

Family Voices Indiana is sharing the official notes from the Health Finance Commission meeting on July 22, 2013.
Information that is probably of most interest to our families includes:
Health Insurance Exchange Mr. Logan Harrison, Indiana Department of Insurance (1001), testified that the 1001 actuary has concluded that insurance rates in Indiana will increase an average of 72% and small group insurance rates in Indiana will increase 8% on average for the 2014 plan year as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Mr. Harrison pointed to several possible reasons for the projected 72% increase, including the implementation of the following under the ACA: (1) an annual fee on health insurance providers; (2) a temporary reinsurance program collection; and (3) an excise tax on high value plans. See Exhibit 2. Mr. Harrison also discussed market issues, including guarantee issuance, morbidity, and the closing of Indiana's high-risk insurance pool. Mr. Harrison stated that 17 companies…

Share your voice with your legislator during the Congressional recess

When Congress is on recess, Aug. 3-Sept. 8, most lawmakers return to their home states to connect with their constituents. That makes recesses a great opportunity to invite your members of Congress to an event, set up a meeting at their local office, attend a town hall event, or find other personal ways to deliver your messages about the issues facing families and individuals with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Use these tips and tools to meet with your members of Congress while they're home on recess. If you need additional guidance, feel free to contact us: 317 944 8982 info@fvindiana.org
·Be Professional and courteous and polite. Let them know from the beginning why you are visiting or contacting them.
·Be Brief. Give your position and make your point as clearly and concisely as possible. Their schedule is at least as busy as yours.
·Be Logical. An emotional appeal is not enough. Back your arguments with facts and substance. Explain how proposed legislation will affect …