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2021 Indiana General Assembly Commences
From Covering Kids & Families of Indiana Newsletter 1.7.21
On January 4th, the Indiana House and Senate convened for the commencement of the 2021 Indiana General Assembly (IGA). This year's IGA will have the difficult task of conducting the business of a budget year, which is typically longer and more complex than other years, while attempting to limit COVID risk factors.
Changes will include the House meeting at the nearby Indiana Government Center instead of the statehouse, to allow for better social distancing. Those wishing to testify at committee meetings will do so virtually, but only from designated rooms at the statehouse. Additionally, while there is no mandate for legislators to wear masks, party leadership is strongly encouraging that they be worn.
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. https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/ 5767.htm?fbclid= IwAR0zhdr9tS1wMovtNNPngc55HCms QSX_4k_E_ GRAjPpNRHWF5ExZgCLUjOE
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 fol
From The Arc Autism Insurance Project in collaboration with Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids Feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana at 317 944 8982 or email@example.com if you need additional resources or support. Sample Medical Order, Letter of Medical Necessity and Appeal Letter for ABA Services – Medicaid under EPSDT (ages 0-21) EPSDT – Early, Periodic Screening Diagnosis and T reatment MEDICAL TREATMENT ORDER SAMPLE FORMAT The prescribing physician should include: Physician’s order for ABA therapy Letter of medical necessity written by the physician or ABA provider, which includes: Patient history Diagnosis and prognosis Description of recommended services and explanation of why the services are medically necessary What the benefit to the patient will be, and Recommended length of time for the services Medical Necessity According to the Health and Human Services website: Medical Necessity under EPSDT In a rep