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Medicaid MAGI methodology notice

Family Voices has been contacted by members receiving letters in the mail from FSSA related to MAGI methodology for determining eligibility for Medicaid. It is important to note that individuals who have Medicaid under Aged, Blind and Disabled (the kind of Medicaid you have with the waiver and in other instances) are not subject to the new MAGI rules.

Here is additional information from Indiana Medicaid:
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the new law that requires most people to have health insurance. There are also some new health insurance choices as of October 2013. You may have questions about how the ACA impacts you as a Medicaid member. You may also be looking to Medicaid as a possible way to get the required insurance coverage. MEDICAID FOR CURRENT MEMBERSAs a current Medicaid member, you will not notice many changes.  You do not have to reapply or provide any additional information simply due to the ACA.  You may notice a change when it is time for you to have your annual redeterm…

Healthier food choices at Riley

Family Voices Indiana shares the following communication from Riley:

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is rolling out new healthy food options beginning early next year.

A full service grab-and-go café, Red Wagon Café, is scheduled to open at the Simon Family Tower in early January. The Red Wagon Café will feature hot entrees, specialty sandwiches, made-to-order salads and gourmet soups. Customers will also find items such as cheese, fresh baguettes, fruits and other products to take home or prepare a quick meal to share at the hospital. The café will be open 20 hours a day (closed from 2:30 – 6:30 am).

A new restaurant will open in the space currently occupied by McDonald’s at Riley at IU Health. The new eatery will offer fresh menu choices including gourmet wraps and paninis, wholesome sandwiches, salads and a full breakfast menu. It will also offer a nutritious and flavorful menu tailored to children. The new restaurant, which will be announced soon, is schedule…