The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative
Services (DDRS) has received approval of the 3rd Amendment to the Family Supports Waiver
(FSW), IN.0387.R02.03, as well as the 5
Amendment to the Community Integration and
Habilitation Waiver (CIHW), IN.0378.R02.05, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The Family Supports and the Community Integration and Habilitation waiver programs provide
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through 1915(c) Waivers to participants
residing in a range of community settings as an alternative to care in an intermediate care
facility for persons with intellectual disabilities or related conditions.
Family Supports Waiver
Amendments to the FSW are approved, with an effective date of January 1, 2014, and include
the following changes:
The annual cap has been increased from $16,250 to $16,545.
The Quality Improvement System (QIS) and Performance Measures approved by CMS
and implemented in 2013 have now been included in the amendment.
Legislated accreditation requirements for providers of day services are now reflected
within the amendment per the requirements of Indiana Code 12-11-1.1-1(d)(1).
Additional waiver slots have been made available under Waiver Year 5 to reduce the waiting list
and provide waiver services to additional consumers under the waiver
Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver
Amendments to the CIHW are approved, with an effective date of February 1, 2014, and
include the following changes:
One Reserved Wavier Capacity priority category was revised, increasing the overall
capacity reserved for priority entrance to this waiver
Wellness Coordination services were added
Previously budgeted but unused funding was shifted to the FSW
Also, both amendments reflect approval from CMS for a two percent rate increases to the
specific waiver services for which rates were reduced in 2010.
Under the FSW, rate increases are applicable only to Respite, Facility Based Habilitation
(Individual) and Community Based Habilitation (Individual). The higher expenditure cap
was implemented to ensure that these increased rates do not in any way reduce waiver
services for the waiver participants.
Under the CIHW, rate increases are applicable only to Residential Habilitation and
Support - Level 1 and Residential Habilitation and Support – Level 2, Respite, Community
Based Habilitation (Individual) and Community Based Habilitation (Individual).
Both waivers are posted on the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities’ webpage and details of
the waiver changes are outlined at the beginning of each amendment under the section titled
“Purpose of Amendment.” Relevant changes will soon also be made within the DDRS Waiver
Manual and additional questions about the amendments or the wavier program should be
directed to BQIS.Help@FSSA.IN.gov.
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