Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Withdrawal of CIH Waiver Amendment

On January 4, 2016, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) submitted a Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 

On June 16, 2016, DDRS withdrew the proposed CIH waiver amendment to make necessary enhancements and further align the CIH waiver with the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final rule, which Indiana must demonstrate compliance with, by March of 2019. 

The current CIH waiver will remain in effect until DDRS submits a new amendment that is approved by CMS. For specific information related to HCBS, the final rule may be found at the following website by clicking here. DDRS values its stakeholders and as such, will continue to afford stakeholders opportunities to provide input on its waiver programs before submitting any future waiver amendment to CMS.

DDRS will make additional information regarding any future waiver amendments on the DDRS Announcements’ Web page. DDRS looks forward to continued stakeholder feedback and engagement on future program activities and initiatives. 

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