In April 2015, CMS published the ICF/IID Appendix J – Interpretive Guidelines (IGs) to clarify the intent of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for ICF/IID and incorporate current standards of practice. This change was the first comprehensive update to the IG in nineteen years. Less than 10% of the interpretation for the regulatory W-tags remained the same. It is critical to update your resource materials to stay current for ICF/IID surveys.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved FSSA’s request to amend the Indiana Aged and Disabled (A&D) waiver with a retroactive effective date of June 1, 2016.
Earlier today, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) announced they will hosting another Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration session on Friday, August 12 from 9 AM until 4 PM (EST). The training session will be held at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, Conference Center Room A.
The U.S. Department of Labor is offering free training to assist agencies with 14(c) compliance. The next training will be held on August 4th, 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT. Staff from INARF will be attending and we also encourage anyone else to attend to take advantage of this training. Tickets are very limited and are going fast so INARF encourages you to register as soon as possible. For your convenience, the description is listed below as well as a link to the website for registration. Please contact Asher Weaver: email@example.com or 317-634-4957 with any additional questions.
Indiana Health Coverage Programs has posted the following update to their website:
On May 4, 2016, HMS, a vendor of the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP), sent a number of paid Medicaid claims for home and community-based services (HCBS) to third-party insurers for waiver members who carry private insurance. This action was taken in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR §433 Subpart D, which requires Medicaid to bill potentially liable third-party insurers to ensure that Medicaid is the payer of last resort. Because this process had not previously been followed for HCBS waiver claims, the claims recently sent, called reclamation claims, related to dates of service (DOS) back to 2013.