The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) recently hosted a webinar to provide an overview of Hoosier Care Connect, the new coordinated care program which will serve a portion of Indiana Medicaid's aged, blind and disabled population. The Webinar gave an overview of the program, as well as explanation of how it will be implemented. Because attendance was at full capacity, the webinar and presentation have been made available to the public.
To view the webinar, click here. To view the presentation, please see below.
Although FSSA anticipates enrollment of approximately 84,000 individuals in the first year of the program, most individuals served by INARF members will not be impacted. Due to extensive research into managed care services, informed in part by input from INARF and its members, the Aged, Blind, and Disabled Task Force determined that some populations should be excluded from a managed care model. Specifically excluded are recipients of services through Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers and those residing in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (ICFIDD).
As noted in the webinar, Hoosier Care Connect will replace the current Care Select Program. Enrollees will receive all Medicaid covered benefits in addition to care coordination services and other enhanced benefits developed by contracted managed care entities (MCE). FSSA is aiming to implement Hoosier Care Connect in the Spring of 2015.
For more information, please visit the Hoosier Care Connect site, or contact your INARF office.