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Showing posts from April 27, 2008

Transition of Wards of the Court and Foster Children into the Indiana Care Select Program

Effective July 1, 2008, all wards of the court and foster children currently enrolled in Medicaid will begin transitioning to the Indiana Care Select program. Some of these members are currently enrolled in other Medicaid programs and may already be receiving care from physicians enrolled in the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) provider network. The following aid categories will transition to Care Select: • MA-3 (Wards not IVE eligible under 18) • MA-4 (Title IVE foster children under 18) • MA-8 (Children Receiving Adoption Assistance) • MA-14 (Former Foster Children) The Indiana Care Select Program is designed to improve the member's health status; enhance quality of life; improve member safety, member autonomy and adherence to treatment plans; and control fiscal growth. Through this program, the State will focus on the following objectives: • Development of treatment regimens for chronic illnesses will conform to evidence-based guidelines. • Primary care pro

Opportunity to comment on State VR Plan

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment. Through active participation in their rehabilitation, people with disabilities achieve a greater level of independence in their work place and living environments. Vocational/Habilitation Options Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) - provides comprehensive, coordinated, effective, efficient and accountable services needed by eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, enter, engage in and retain employment consistent with each individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and informed choice. Supported Employment (SE) - individuals with the most severe disabilities are placed in competitive jobs with qualified job coaches/trainers to provide individualized, ongoing support services needed for each individual to retain employment. The employer is contacted monthly a