Earlier this week, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) announced an update to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) employment service model based on feedback from stakeholders. BRS has now increased the edit limit for the service ‘Other/Miscellaneous Discovery’ from 20 hours to 50 hours. In addition, BRS has posted two completed sample discovery profiles on the VR Employment services webpage.
BRS believes that the change will ensure availability of adequate Discovery activities for VR consumers when appropriate, streamlining the process to reduce the need for additional approvals, and assisting in processing authorizations more quickly so as not to delay or interrupt services for the individual receiving services. All other Discovery activities remain as outlined in Attachment B in the VR Manual of Employment Services.
The two completed sample discovery profiles can be accessed here and here.
For additional information about the Employment Services Model, please refer to the Employment Services Manual and the FAQ document.
INARF applauds BRS’ continued commitment to obtaining and responding to feedback from stakeholders. INARF continues to engage with BRS regarding the employment service model through the VR Rate Reform Workgroup, and we encourage members to submit additional questions and/or feedback to VRProvider@fssa.in.gov.