Family Voices is sharing the following bulletin with its members so they can discuss the changes with their case managers. The primary change is in rates, which affects providers, but may also affect the consumer's plan of care and/or cost comparison budget because of increased costs. Family Voices encourages its members to advocate that these rate increases result in better pay for direct support staff serving consumers. Some of the acronyms used are explained at the end of the note. Some items important to Case Managers and consumers are: · All A&D Waiver CCBs that have been imported by the State by Friday evening July 25 will be converted if they include dates of July 1, 2008 or after. This includes all approved CCBs and all CCBs that are pending on hot lists at the State. · In addition to the rate changes, the converted CCBs will also implement the following changes for the A&D Waiver: o Respite Attendant (RATT) & Respite Homemaker (RHMK) are discontinued
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.