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Medicaid Eligibility: Understanding Essential Concepts

  IPMG Informational Webinar Medicaid Eligibility: Understanding the Essential Concepts Please join IPMG for our January Informational Webinar: Medicaid Eligibility: Understanding the Essential Concepts, January 21, 2022, at 11:30 AM EST. This webinar, presented by Diane Buff, IPMG Medicaid Coordinator, will share information that will provide attendees with a basic understanding of Medicaid eligibility criteria as it relates to individuals on Indiana's Family Supports, Community Integration and Habilitation, Aged and Disabled and Traumatic Brain Injury Waivers. Training Objectives Include: 1. Identifying and monitoring Medicaid annual re-determination 2. Re-establishing Medicaid following a lapse 3. Utilizing available Medicaid resources After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1300171820554190091  

We're Hiring!

Indiana Family to Family is currently hiring a Bi-lingual Resource Specialist. The position will support our efforts in the state of Indiana. The Resource Specialist will provide information, one-on-one educational training, and support to families who are raising children with special healthcare needs. This position requires reflective listening skills, understanding of individuals from diverse cultures, ability to communicate effectively both on the phone and through written email and letters, and basic understanding of the services and supports available to children with disabilities and their families. The candidate must speak both English and Spanish. Additionally, this position will serve families in an Indianapolis community location at least one day per week. Parents of children with special needs (physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses, chronic health conditions, developmental disabilities, etc) are encouraged to apply for this position that will provide parent to par

IRS Sending Information Letters to Recipients of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments and Third Economic Impact Payments

COVID Tax Tip 2022-03, January 5, 2022 The IRS started issuing information letters to advance child tax credit recipients in December. Recipients of the third round of the Economic Impact Payments will begin receiving information letters at the end of January. Using the information in these letters when preparing a tax return can reduce errors and delays in processing. People receiving these letters should keep them. Do not throw them away . These letters can help taxpayers, or their tax professional prepare their 2021 federal tax return. Advance child tax credit payments letter can help people get remainder of 2021 credit To help taxpayers reconcile and receive all the 2021 child tax credits to which they are entitled, the IRS started sending Letter 6419, 2021 advance CTC, in late December 2021 and will continue into January. This letter includes the total amount of advance child tax credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the

IRS Raises Limit For ABLE Accounts

by Michelle Diament  for Disability Scoop For the first time in four years, the amount of money that people with disabilities can save without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is rising. Starting this month, the Internal Revenue Service said that the federal gift tax exclusion is growing from $15,000 to $16,000 annually. That same cap also applies to contributions to ABLE accounts, a special savings vehicle for people with disabilities. The increase is the  first since 2018 . It comes as a result of inflation, the IRS said. ABLE accounts, which were created under a  2014 law , allow individuals with disabilities to save up to $100,000 without risking eligibility for Social Security and other government benefits. Medicaid can be retained no matter how much is in the accounts. Interest earned on funds in ABLE accounts is tax free and money saved can be used to pay for qualified disability expenses including education, health care, transportation and housing. Annual deposi

How to Find an ADHD Specialist-Free Webinar on Feb. 3

  Free webinar on Feb. 3:  How to Find an ADHD Specialist ADHD EXPERT WEBINAR ISO ADHD Specialists: How to Find the Best Professional to Diagnose and Treat Your Symptoms EXPERT:  Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC DATE & TIME:  Thursday, February 3 @ 1pm U.S. Eastern Time (12pm CT; 11am MT; 10am PT)    |    Find it in your time zone >   This webinar will be recorded.   Register now and we'll reserve you a spot (even if you can't attend live) AND email you the replay link » . . . . . The top two reasons why people stop taking their ADHD medication: They don’t feel listened to by their doctor They disagree over the best way to treat the condition Finding a qualified professional to diagnose and manage ADHD is vitally important, but often complex. Learn tactics for conducting your search and assessing practitioners, as well as how to work productively with your chosen professional. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Search for and find the right professional to diagnose ADHD

Waiver amendment and 1915 (b)(4) application update

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is pleased to share the amendments to both Home-and Community Based Services waivers, the Community Integration and Habilitation waiver and Family Supports waiver, were recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, CMS approved a new 1915 (b)(4) selective contracting waiver for case management services, which will operate concurrently with the CIH and FS waivers. The effective date of all three waivers is Jan. 1, 2022. Many of the changes and updates being implemented in January are the result of active stakeholder engagement and feedback the bureau has received from individuals, families and our industry partners. The approved amendments include: several enhancements to service definition descriptions, expansion of several allowable/reimbursable activities, and permanent adoption of the rate increases applicable to specific FSW/CIH services and prev