In December 2017, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Youth Services (DMHA-Y) intends to submit a proposed renewal to the Child Mental Health Wraparound (CMHW) State Plan Benefit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for consideration. The CMHW renewal will be available for review and public comment beginning on November 15, 2017 by accessing DMHA-Y’s Policy and Procedure page (http://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/2765.htm).
The renewal to the CMHW includes information regarding changes made to the CMHW program which will have an effective renewal date of July 1, 2018 contingent on CMS approval. Changes include clarification of settings requirements for HCBS to bring all sites providing CMHW services into compliance with federal regulations and an extension of services into the member’s 18th year of age, so long as eligibility is met.
The renewal will update provider qualifications for Wraparound Facilitation, Respite, Habilitation, and Training and Support for Unpaid Caregivers The renewal will include a provider rate increase for Respite and Wraparound Facilitation as a result of recently conducted rate review. These changes are to increase the workforce in underserved areas with the plan to increase service to members.
The 30 day public comment period will run from November 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Comments may be emailed to DMHAYouthServices@fssa.in.gov or mailed to the address below.
FSSA, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
DMHA Youth Services
402 W. Washington, W353
Indianapolis, IN 46204
A posted copy of the proposed renewal changes will be available at your local Access Site and at your local Division of Family Resources office.
Secretary, Family and Social Services Administration