Today Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services has announced the withdrawal of Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver Amendment.
On January 4, 2016, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), Bureau of
Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) submitted a Community Integration and Habilitation
(CIH) Waiver amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). On June 16,
2016, DDRS withdrew the proposed CIH waiver amendment to make necessary enhancements
and further align the CIH waiver with the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final
rule, which Indiana must demonstrate compliance with, by March of 2019.
The current CIH waiver will remain in effect until DDRS submits a new amendment that is
approved by CMS. For specific information related to HCBS, the final rule may be found at the
following website by clicking here.
DDRS values its stakeholders and as such, will continue to afford stakeholders opportunities to
provide input on its waiver programs before submitting any future waiver amendment to CMS.
DDRS will make additional information regarding any future waiver amendments on the DDRS
Announcements’ Web page. If you would like to receive all DDRS announcements, please click
here to subscribe to the DDRS email list. DDRS looks forward to continued stakeholder
feedback and engagement on future program activities and initiatives.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the INARF office or Sarah Chestnut.