Family Voices Indiana hopes that its members will take advantage of opportunities to share the family voice in regards to policies that affect those with special health care needs and/or disabilities. The DD commission and Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight are charged with studying the proposed changes to the Medicaid waiver program originally included in HEA 1001 (the budget bill language) : Sec. 4. (a) Before July 1, 2012, the division shall report orally and in writing to the commission for review of a plan to reduce the aggregate and per capita cost of the waiver by implementing changes to the waiver that may include the following: (1) Calculating budget neutrality on an individual rather than an aggregate basis (2) Instituting a family care program to provide recipients with another option for receiving services (3) Evaluating the current system to determine whether a group home or a waiver home is the most appropriate use of resources for placement of the
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.