Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) seeks input on their Annual Goals and Priorities. Please take a few minutes to read, comment and share the proposed 2017-2018 Goals and Priorities.
There are three (3) ways to submit comments:
1. Until August 15, submit comments via email to: ExecutiveDirector@IndianaDisabilityRights.org
2. Until August 15, take the survey by clicking here.
3. On August 18, attend the public hearing outlined below:
Indiana Disability Rights Public Hearing
Regarding Proposed Goals & Priorities
Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 1 PM EDT
Location: IDR Office
4701 N Keystone Ave, Ste 222
Indianapolis, IN 46205
If you require an interpreter, you must notify Indiana Disability Rights at least two weeks in advance, by contacting Diane Morris at DiMorris@IndianaDisabilityRights.org.
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the Order of Selection (OOS) Web page. The FAQ addresses commonly asked questions raised during the recent public comment period for the amendment to the Vocational Rehabilitation section of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan.
The final draft of the State Plan Amendment is also posted on the OOS Web page. OOS will be implemented when BRS receives approval of the State Plan amendment by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The timeframe for when BRS might receive that approval is unknown; however, the program does not anticipate implementation occurring prior to August 1, 2017.
Please continue to check the resource page for added content this summer.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on June 27, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Bulletins and Banner Pages
BT201741 - July 2017 quarterly HCPCS code updates announced
BT201742 - IHCP to add coverage for HCPCS code Q9986
BR201726 Providers may resubmit claims denied for EOB codes 1003 and 1004
The following information was received from the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services intended for Case Management Companies.
According to the current Indiana Health Coverage Programs Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Home and Community-Based Services Waivers Provider Reference Module, case management companies are required to employ at least one full-time registered nurse who obtains/maintains valid Indiana licensure.
Effective immediately, a case management company can choose not to employ a registered nurse full-time, but instead contract with at least one registered nurse who obtains/maintains valid Indiana licensure and who would be consulted on an as needed basis.
This notice does not affect any other Indiana Medicaid waiver services that require the employment of a full-time registered nurse.
Please contact the INARF office if you have questions.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on June 20, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Bulletins and Banner Pages
BT201740 - Home health rates for state fiscal year 2018 are effective July 1, 2017
Transportation providers are reminded of IHCP guidance for billing ALS/BLS oxygen services
IHCP adds billing restrictions to dental anesthesia codes
IHCP updates dental codes that require tooth numbers when billing