New federal guidance requires the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to update many of the state's home and community-based services (HCBS) provider payment rate methodologies. Beginning this year, the FSSA will conduct HCBS rate methodology projects that are expected to culminate in the submission of Medicaid waiver amendments and possible Medicaid State Plan amendments to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. Each rate methodology project will involve the following phases: 1. Project and stakeholder engagement planning 2. Rate methodology development to achieve FSSA goals and objectives 3. Rate setting and calculations based on final selected rate methodologies 4. Waiver/State Plan amendments and CMS approval process Balanced input from the full range of stakeholders is critical to this process. On Monday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time , the FSSA will host a webinar to provide an overview of these upcom
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