Thursday, November 13, 2014

#Medicaid #Waiver #Transition Plans - November 18 Conference Call, Webinar

Indiana is approaching 20,000 Hoosiers supported by the Family Supports (FS) Waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  These programs, known federally as the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver program, have new federal rules designed to address how well people are integrated into their communities. 
Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Servcies (DDRS) and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) have developed two transition documents outlining Indiana’s plans to meet HCBS rules for both the FSW and CIH Waivers.  The transition plans include information about Indiana’s assessment process to date, plans for continuing assessments, how compliance will be identified, and the strategies to be utilized to come into compliance with the HCBS rules.  The plans for both waivers will be submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no later than December 31, 2014 and are available for review at the following links:
DDRS/BDDS is inviting families and individuals who receive Medicaid Waiver services to participate in a Webinar and/or conference call on Tuesday, November 18 to learn more about the transition plans.  The information sessions will take place:  
  • November 18,  10:00-11:30 am
  • November 18,  2:00-3:30 pm
  • November 18,  6:30-8:00 pm
To join the conference call, dial 877-422-1931 and enter: #2862446158 to access the audio.
To join the webinar, log on to:
If you do not have Internet access you can call in and listen to the information and then give feedback.
Waiver recipients were sent information this week inviting them to participate in the Webinar or conference call.  Please share this information with families to help ensure they are aware of this opportunity. 
Comments on the Medicaid Waiver transition plans will be accepted now through December 1, 2014 and may be emailed to  or submitted in writing to:
Waiver Public Comment
c/o The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W451
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2243

from The Arc of Indiana


Anonymous said...

1. When will families get feedback from these webinars on the changes?
2. In my experience with my daughter, there is not enough choices in day programming. The one she is at can only provide 2 days per week, and she needs more for continuity purposes. She get confused over time and days even with prompts such as calendars and schedules. In our community there are few services she can access as members of the Jewish community.

FV Indiana said...

We would suggest sharing these concerns with your legislators as well as DDRS.