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IHCP to cover pharmacy-only transports for FFS members

Effective June 1, 2018, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will cover pharmacy-only transports for IHCP members served through the fee-for-service (FFS) delivery system, subject to limitations established for certain benefit packages.

Pharmacy-only transports are allowed when transport is the only option available to obtain prescriptions. This coverage change applies to FFS members for dates of service (DOS) on or after June 1, 2018.

Pharmacy-only transports are counted toward a member’s transportation benefit limit of 20 one-way trips per rolling 12-month period. Prior authorization (PA) is required when a member exceeds his or her benefit limitation.

Prescribers and providers are encouraged to help minimize the need for members to make pharmacy-only trips to obtain prescriptions in the following ways:
 Prescribe maintenance drugs with 100 days’ supply
 Encourage members to fill prescriptions at the outpatient pharmacy of the medical facility or office location of the pres…

INDIANA DISABILITY RIGHTS ATTORNEYS WILL BE ON CALL BEFORE AND ON ELECTION DAY

On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 8th, Indiana Disability Rights attorneys will answer questions and take complaints from persons with disabilities who have any issue casting their vote. The #HoosiersVote Hotline will be open during polling hours,6:00AM - 6:00PMlocal time.
Attorneys will also be available for assistance during early voting.  Individuals may begin calling on Wednesday, May 2 and the #HoosiersVote Hotline will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until Election Day.
Exercising your right to vote is an essential element of your civil rights. Every person who has registered to vote and has proper identification should be able to cast their vote privately and independently at their polling place or through absentee voting. Unfortunately, some people with disabilities may experience issues when they try to vote.
If you experience any of the following issues, call Indiana Disability Rights: ·Lack of an accessible path from the parking spot/drop off point to the voting booth; ·Stairs o…