Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CIH Waiver Amendment Public Comment

from DDRS:

On June 13, 2016, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) intends to submit a proposed amendment to the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver and the Family Support Waiver (FSW) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for consideration. 

The waiver amendments are available for review and public comment on the DDRS Draft Policies for Public Comment Web page. The amendments include information regarding provider rate increases. 

Pursuant to legislative mandate, Indiana House Enrolled Act 1001, effective July 1, 2015 - section 137, page 169, a 2.5 percent rate increase for providers, which may impact waiver participants’ overall amount of services, is scheduled for the following services: Family Supports Waiver:  Community Based Habilitation – Individual  Facility Based Habilitation – Individual  Respite Community Based Integration and Habilitation Waiver:  Community Based Habilitation – Individual  Residential Habilitation & Supports (Hourly & Daily)  Facility Based Habilitation – Individual  Respite The CIH waiver case management service is scheduled to incur a 5 percent rate increase, which will not have any impact to participants’ budget allocation. As always, participants and their teams can choose to revisit their budget or current plan of services to determine if specific changes need to be made based on the rate increases to ensure that they continue to receive the necessary home and community based support services.

Comments for both amendments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, May 12, 2016, and may be emailed to or mailed to the address below. Hard copies of the proposed amendment changes are available by contacting your local Bureau of Developmental Disability Services office . CIH Amendment Public Comment c/o Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services 402 W. Washington St., #W453 P.O. Box 7083, MS26 Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083 

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