The House-drafted version of the budget, HB 1001, will be eligible for Second Reading amendments on Monday. The current version of the budget retained components from the Governor’s budget proposal related to rate restoration for select waiver services (Residential Habilitation and Support, Level 1; Respite; Facility Habilitation – Individual, and Community Habilitation – Individual), the conversion to daily rates, and maintaining momentum to virtually eliminate the Family Support waiver wait list over the biennium. In addition to these components, the House version adds additional resources to fully restore the Supervised Group Living rates.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce published its “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana” list this month. The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners included Institutional Member IPMG, Inc.and Associate Members Gibson, MJ Insurance, Inc., Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, & Lyman, and Hylant.
Enrollment is underway for the recently approved Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, and with it the need to inform and educate eligible people. As with any new initiative of this magnitude, enrollees will have many questions, and some will be unaware that they are required to enroll. As respected providers in their communities, INARF members will certainly be contacted as sources of information.
The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) issued a Request for Proposals for the selection of Community-Based Services vendors/providers that can meet the DCS need for the provision of Children’s Mental Health Initiative Services, Post Adoption Services, Voluntary Residential Services Oversight, and Cross Systems Care Coordination. Additionally, DCS is seeking a provider to pilot Care Coordination/Behavior Intervention Services. These services are to provide an all inclusive service array to children who meet the target populations.
For the full RFP and to submit a proposal, please visit the DCS RFP webpage and see the forwarded message below. The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2015. We hope this information is helpful. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know.
Dr. John J. Wernert, Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), paid a visit to INARF member Rauch, Inc. in New Albany late last week. The Administration announced the visit in the February publication of the FSSA Update.