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Public Notice Regarding Renewal of the Aged & Disabled Waiver

Sample Medicare Card as of year 2018

Sample Medicare Card as of year 2018

This just in from fssa@subscriptions.in.gov

January 31, 2018

In accordance with public notice requirements established at 42 CFR 447.205, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) and the Division of Aging (DA) intend to submit a proposed renewal to the Aged and Disabled Waiver (A&D) waiver and an updated version of the A&D waiver-specific Statewide.

The A&D waiver provides Medicaid home and community-based services to participants in a range of community settings as an alternative to care in a nursing facility for adults and persons of all ages with a disability.

The upcoming renewal includes information regarding a 50% provider reimbursement rate increase for monthly case management services effective July 1, 2018. The case management service will be renamed “care management” and the service definition will be updated to read: “Care Management is a process of assessment, discovery, planning, facilitation, advocacy, collaboration, and monitoring of the holistic needs of each individual, regardless of funding sources.”

Fiscal Impact (in millions):

Federal Budget Impact: FFY 2018 $1.12 FFY 2019 $6.89
State Budget Impact: FFY 2018 $0.59 FFY 2019 $3.55

The 30 day public comment period for the A&D renewal will run January 31, 2018, through March 2, 2018. Comments may be emailed to DAComments@fssa.IN.gov or mailed to the address below:

FSSA–Division of Aging
RE: A&D Renewal Public Comment
402 West Washington Street, Room W454 P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207



Indiana Weatherization Program Plans for 2018

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Many citizens depend upon help to minimize their heating and cooling costs by weatherizing their homes. This might prove important information for citizens to know and upon which to express their opinion.

This just in (1/26) from Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority on IN.GOV. For more information please see http://www.in.gov/myihcda/files/PN%2018-01%20Weatherization%20Public%20Hearing%20Notice.pdf

Notice of Public Hearing – Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan 2018

Federal regulations related to the Department of Energy (DOE) funding requests require States, such as Indiana, that are applying for Weatherization Assistance Program funding, to prepare a State Plan as part of the application process. Another part of this process is providing the public an opportunity to review and comment on the contents of the State Plan.

IHCDA is holding a public hearing on Tuesday February 6, 2018 to receive comment and testimony regarding the State of Indiana’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan. The hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time at 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Members of the public are welcome to review the State Plan at IHCDA’s offices during the business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm January 26th – February 5th.

Additionally, the State Plan will be available on January 26th, located on the Public Notices page on IHCDA’s website.

Written comments are invited until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time February 30, 2018.