Molly-Raine Adams is a 7-year-old from Ireland. Just this July, Molly-Raine was diagnosed with Autism and subsequently told her mother that she was "so relieved". You see, Molly-Raine had been struggling to have the people around her understand, trying to explain that her brain must be different. Molly-Raine struggles with things that others may take for granted. For example, she may sometimes experience a type of sensory overload while in public and panic, or exhibit vocal tics. She wants other people to understand why.
Twenty-five organizations and charities received recognition and awards at the Indiana First Lady's Charitable Foundation's fifth award reception in honor of their work with Indiana families and children. One of the 25 was Rauch, Inc., INARF member and State Use employment provider. Rauch plans to use the award to support its Summer Respite Camp for Children with Disabilities.
INARF member Passages, Inc. held its annual meeting this September 22. INARFs Membership Engagement Director, Nanette Hagedorn, was invited to speak at the event. When speaking, Hagedorn praised Passages' passion for supporting individuals with disabilities and its commitment to seeing the services of tomorrow to be more individualized and self-supporting. The full press release is below:
For organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services, the Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources available to them. Its aim is to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
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To: Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services Case Managers
From: Cathy Robinson, Director, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
Re: ICD-10 Implementation
Date: September 23, 2015
Effective October 1, 2015, the use of International Classification of Diseases -10 (ICD) codes will be required on all Medicaid claims. Waiver providers will need to utilize ICD-10 codes rather than ICD-0 codes on all billing. An Indiana Health Care Programs (IHCP) ICD-10 Bulletin has been issued which details how these changes affect Medicaid waiver providers. The bulletin can be found at:
Please review the IHCP Bulletin and begin submitting Medicaid claims with ICD-10 codes on October 1, 2015. Claims that do not have a valid ICD-10 code on them as of this date will be denied. There is a link at the bottom of the IHCP Bulletin concerning where to direct questions on ICD-10.