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ILC NEWS | January 2021

FSSA to resume standard rules for calculating patient and waiver liability March 1, 2021

January 15, 2021

  FSSA to resume standard rules for calculating patient and waiver liability March 1, 2021 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed in March 2020, offered extra federal assistance to states which agreed to meet certain criteria. One of the requirements is that Medicaid beneficiaries’ coverage not be discontinued during the public health…

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Remote support services webinar opportunity for individuals and families

January 14, 2021

Remote support services webinar opportunity for individuals and families The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is excited to share an opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about using remote support services. One of six Indiana remote supports providers, Night Owl Support Systems, is offering a series of webinars in January and February for…

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COVID – 19 Executive Order from Governor Holcomb

January 14, 2021

Executive Order 20-53: Extension of Executive Order 20-50 with Continuation of County-based Measures and Restrictions Based on the Impact and Spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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Money Follows the Person Renewed

January 12, 2021

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are giving new life to a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community. Money Follows the Person has been renewed for three years under legislation approved in late December. The Medicaid program gives states extra funds to provide employment, housing and other services…

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Provider reverification process update

January 4, 2021

Provider reverification process update The Bureau of Quality Improvement Services has concluded an initial pilot of the accredited provider reverification process for Medicaid Home-and Community-Based providers. Of the five providers who participated in the pilot, one had an annual review and four had a full reverification review. BQIS convened the reverification workgroup, which includes the…

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FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination–COVID-19 Vaccine

January 4, 2021

FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Ask the Expert Friends & Colleagues: The first COVID-19 vaccines are being administered to healthcare professionals across the nation, enabling them to continue responding to the pandemic from the frontlines with additional protection. As of December 30, more than 2.7 million people have received their first dose of…

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BDDS online application for services

January 4, 2021

BDDS online application for services The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services mission is “To connect people with disabilities and their families to resources and supports to live their best life.” As part of our ongoing efforts to achieve this mission we are actively working on the implementation of the BDDS Gateway system. The BDDS Gateway…

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Be Well Crisis Helpline answers the call for Hoosiers in need

January 3, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2020 Be Well Crisis Helpline answers the call for Hoosiers in need Crisis counselors have helped more than 6,000 Hoosiers experiencing emotional distress from COVID-19 INDIANAPOLIS – The Be Well Crisis Helpline recently passed an important milepost as it enters its sixth month of operation. The free service was launched…

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