The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at in.gov/medicaid/providers on March 26, 2019 (unless alternate date is noted).
Bulletin and Banner Page
BT201917 – Pharmacy update approved by Drug Utilization Review Board March 2019
In recent months, allegations of people impersonating SSA employees over the phone has increased drastically. The SSA encourages you to inform your members and extended networks not to engage with such callers, and to report any suspicious calls to Social Security's Office of the Inspector General by calling 1-800-269-0271 or submitting a report on the OIG website. The SSA also urges you to read and share the Social Security Matters blog, which provides more information on the nature of these fraudulent calls, as well as instructions on how to report such activity. To hear what this scam sounds like, check out this example video.
A message from the Social Security Administration regarding this scam: "Social Security is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the people we serve. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this important topic."
Links to February 2019 employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSA’s are listed below:
Employment Report (LAUS)
Labor Force Estimates for U.S., Indiana, MSAs, Counties, Cities
Ranking of Indiana Counties by Unemployment Rate
Indiana County Map with Unemployment Rates
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program). The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD. For more information visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-19-011.
Three years ago the Division embarked on a journey to redefine how we deliver person-centered services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal was to make person-centered planning a more purposeful conversation with the individuals we work with and their families rather than just completing a checklist of items on a form. This led the Division to embrace and adopt the principles of the LifeCourse Framework. The framework and philosophy has and continues to be our driving force as a shared set of values in that all people have the right to live, love, learn, work and play in their community.