The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) announced that the Draft Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIHW) Amendment is now available for public comment. The CIHW amendment may be accessed on the Draft Policies for Public Comment webpage and comments will be accepted until December 17, 2014.
The Draft includes several notable changes, including the proposal of the Residential Habilitation and Support Daily (RHS Daily) as a new residential service with a daily rate. INARF and its Rate Reform Work Group have been working diligently with DDRS on the development of this proposed service and encourage providers to take advantage of this opportunity to provide comment and feedback.
For a detailed list of proposed changes in the amendment, you may review the announcement and Purpose of Amendment section of the draft
INARF members may submit comments electronically to DDRSpolicies@fssa.IN.gov, and are asked to send a courtesy copy to Keith Digman. Alternatively, written comments may be mailed to:
DDRS Policies – MS 18
c/o The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
PO Box 7083
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W451
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
INARF will review the Draft CIHW Amendment in detail, and work with the Board of Directors to develop the Associations official comments. Once available, these will be shared broadly with the membership.
We hope you find this information useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.