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Opp to Share: National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy: Wants to hear from young adults w/epilepsy

The National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy  (Center) is seeking expertise from young adults with epilepsy as part of its national needs assessment regarding the health care of children and youth with epilepsy (CYE).  The mission of the Center is to support those working to improve access to coordinated, comprehensive, quality care for CYE, particularly in medically underserved and/or rural areas across the life-course.   As part of its  Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy  project, the Center is offering two opportunities for young adults to participate in a needs assessment project.  You can participate in a focus group, complete an electronic survey, or do both.   You must be 18 years of age or older and have been diagnosed with epilepsy to participate in this project.     Focus Groups:  If you would like to provide in-depth feedback regarding your health care experience, please consider joining Center staff for a one-hour focus group.  You will rece

Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

  Press Release Wednesday, March 17, 2021 For Immediate Release Mark Hinkle, Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov News Release SOCIAL SECURITY Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security “I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public. I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe. As we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and other precautionary measures give us cause for hope. For now, we will continue our current safety measures as described in our  COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan . This plan is iterative, and we will update it as we receive additional government-wide guidance and information from public health experts in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like many businesses and organizations, the pandemic has forced us to adapt. I want to thank our employees for their willingness to emb

IDR Priorities and Objectives

Do you want your voice to be heard? Help Indiana Disability Rights determine Priorities & Objectives for 2022! Right now, IDR is seeking input from the disability community to inform the work it will focus on in 2022. Click this link to add your voice and fill out the survey! https://www.in.gov/idr/priorities-and-objectives/ Not quite sure who IDR is or what it does? Watch this video to find out! https://youtu.be/l2tbZf3SLP0

COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths vs. Facts

There is widespread agreement that vaccinations provide our greatest chance of defeating COVID-19. Numerous myths about the vaccine, however, could raise unfounded fears and hamper rollout efforts. Employers face additional challenges, as they seek to reopen workplaces safely amid a barrage of complex issues that involve intersecting health, privacy and employment laws. In a new infographic, Manatt addresses some of the most common myths about the vaccine—and provides the facts to overcome the misconceptions. Vaccine Myth Busting 03 2021 by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd
IHCP has made some changes to the Durable and Home Medical Equipment Module.  Below is more information on the changes. Durable and Medical Equipment and Supplies  (see the module for a full list of changes) Changed DXC references to Gainwell Added Indiana Code definition of HME in the  Introduction  section Added the  Certification of  Medical Necessity for Medical Equipment and Supplies Used for Home Health Services  section Added a note about upcoming changes in reimbursement in the  Reimbursement for DME, HME, and Medical Supplies  section Updated information in the  Rental versus Purchase  section Clarified in the  Capped Rental Items  section that the capped rental period applies even if the service is resumed with a different provider; also added a note about upcoming changes Added the  Consumable DME and HME Supplies  section Updated the  Medical Supplies  section Updated the  Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices  section Updated the  Preferred Diabetes Supply Lis

Consumer Savings Coming to Marketplaces

American Rescue Plan dramatically reduces premiums for people through higher advance premium tax credits (APTCs), expands eligibility for APTCs to higher-income people, and gives many people receiving unemployment benefits access to plans with no premiums. Millions of people will benefit in both HealthCare.gov and state-based marketplaces. Below is a fact sheet from Health Reform: Beyond the Basics that explains more. ARPA Explainer by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

Indiana Parent/Family 2021 ASD Needs Assessment Survey

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is state mandated to conduct needs assessment surveys. Information from previous surveys have been used to better understand the status of services in Indiana and to identify additional support and funding needs. Information has also been used to inform policy makers. As such, we have formed the Indiana Autism Policy Group to develop this survey, analyze the results, and to develop a report that will be distributed widely. Please take a moment to complete this survey. All information will be kept confidential and presents no risk to those completing the form. Contact Dr. Cathy Pratt directly with questions via email at prattc@indiana.edu. Access the survey by going to https://go.iu.edu/3GhO