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Doulas & Medicaid
Since last year, Indiana Medicaid members can access the services of a doula during pregnancy. A doula is a non-medical provider who gives mothers physical, emotional and informational support before, during, and after childbirth. Members should talk to their health plan for specific coverage guidelines.
The National Academy for State Health Policy released a study this month featuring the work of four states including Indiana. One of the lessons learned is that doulas can play a key role in addressing the social determinants of health needs of their clients.
The Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Youth Services Association, Indiana School Mental Health Initiative, Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions, and the Indiana State Department of Health are grateful to partner with each other and the listed school districts to host regional screening of the documentary Resilience.
All screenings are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis and will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Details on the dates, times and locations in Richmond, Lafayette, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Muncie, Fort Wayne, Nashville, and Evansville can be found at https://lookupindiana.org/schools/school-events/ . A flyer is available at https://lookupindiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/resilienceflyerACC.pdf.
Franciscan Health will be hosting some screenings in other regions of the state that are not listed here and will be putting out their own information. Our combined intent is to ensure every part of state will have …
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you
are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA.
The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning is preparing to submit Indiana’s Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response waiver amendments to the following Indiana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers: the Family Supports Waiver and the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval. If approved, these temporary Appendix K waiver amendments will have a March 1, 2020 effective date.
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services submitted the FSW and CIH Appendix K waiver amendments in response to the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the serious health risk it poses to Indiana’s intellectual and developmental disabilities population. Governor Eric Holcomb declared a statewide public health emergency on March 6, 2020, related to the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana.
In advance of CMS’ final approval, BDDS is implementing the followi…