Ability Indiana, INARF’s sister company, welcomed Asher Weaver on Monday, November 30. Weaver will join the team as an Account Executive, which will allow him to be a liaison between state agencies and employment centers providing products and services for sale for the Ability Indiana Program. The Ability Indiana Program is a preferential purchasing program required by state law for state government and municipalities that creates employment and training opportunities for Hoosiers with disabilities.
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To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services participants, providers, families and stakeholders
From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Re: Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver Amendment (CIH Transform)
Date: November 25, 2015
On January 4, 2016, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) intends to submit a proposed amendment to the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) waiver to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for consideration.
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services recently published the draft Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver Amendment for public comment. Public comment will be accepted through December 28, 2015. Along with the Amendment, the Division published a frequently asked question document to clarify key questions and activities related to the Amendment.
Recently, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) announced that the implementation of the new Core Medicaid Management Information System (CoreMMIS) and Provider Healthcare Portal (Portal), originally slated for December 28, 2015, has been postponed. IHCP anticipates that the new systems will become available in 2016. When the system goes live, IHCP will provide at least 30 days’ notice regarding transition and conversion activities that directly affect providers and the ability to conduct IHCP business. Additional details about expected transition periods can be found here.
An innovative new website, launched earlier this year by INARF Member Tangam, is matching job-seeking individuals with disabilities with open positions at companies looking to hire. The site, called the Workforce Accelerator, is similar to a dating site that matches individuals based on compatibility. Instead, the Workforce Accelerator asks individuals looking for employment to answer questions about their work preferences, experiences, and abilities. Businesses create job postings with information about the essential functions of the job and the site runs an algorithm to assess the "compatibility" of the job seeker and the position. When the match is 80% or greater, the job seeker receives information about the position or is contacted directly by the company.