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Showing posts from March 28, 2010

New BDDS Director of Client Services

FV Indiana shares the following in an effort to keep families up to date on key contacts: To: State employees, consumers and families, providers, and stakeholders who support individuals with disabilities in Indiana From: Julia Holloway, DDRS Deputy Director and Chief of Staff Re: New BDDS Director of Client Services Date: April 1, 2010 The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) is pleased to announce that effective April 12, 2010, Tracy Myszak will join the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BBDS) as Director of Client Services. Ms. Myszak began service with the State of Indiana in 1991 working as a child welfare case manager in Elkhart County. Her responsibilities included child abuse/neglect investigations, ongoing case management and liaison to the juvenile court. In 2003, Tracy began work in BDDS Central Office as a policy writer and two years later, moved to the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) Central Office, where she has been servi

Reduction in Home Health Reimbursement

FV Indiana has been hearing concerns from our members about reductions to Medicaid. We sought additional information from OMPP and were told: "There has been an announcement that home health agencies will have a 5% rate reduction beginning April 1st; however, Indiana Medicaid has not reduced any benefits to our members. I have attached a bulletin with the information." A memo on this subject is shown in part below with the entire memo available using the links listed. FV Indiana urges members who are hearing from providers that their benefits are being reduced to communicate with OMPP to resolve the issue. To: Home Health Agencies Subject: Reduction in Home Health Reimbursement P. O. Box 7263 Indianapolis, IN 46207-7263 For more information visit Overview The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) is promulgating an emergency rule to avoid an anticipated budgetary shortfall and to remain within the available Medicaid appropriati