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Showing posts from June 9, 2019

Medicaid Changes Out of State Provider Classifications

from Covering Kids and Families Indiana: IHCP Changes Out of State Provider Classifications Effective July 1, 2019, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will allow providers in certain areas that are currently designated as out-of-state to instead be designated as in-state providers. The in-state designation will affect counties in the Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville and South Bend metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) within and bordering Indiana. Providers in these MSAs with service locations in the out-of-state counties will be considered in-state for IHCP provider enrollment purposes. All currently enrolled IHCP providers located in these counties will be automatically reclassified as in-state providers. Newly enrolling IHCP providers in these counties will automatically be enrolled as in-state providers. This will allow those providers to follow guidelines and processes for enrollment and prior authorizations with IHCP as though they were lo

How to Request that the Social Security Administration Waive an Overpayment

from NCLER: For low-income Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, receiving a notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that they have been overpaid often causes alarm, confusion, and great concern about how repayment will affect their ability to pay ordinary living expenses. In response to a notice of overpayment, the individual may: Use the appeal process to challenge the overpayment Ask the agency to waive the overpayment Ask the agency for a lower monthly repayment amount This Practice Tip  focuses on the option of asking the agency to waive the overpayment. Note that asking for a waiver is only one option to respond to an overpayment, and there are situations where an individual may instead decide to file an appeal or negotiate a repayment plan. Additional resources on when these other options may be used are provided at the end of this Practice Tip. Read the Practice Tip for more information about Requesting tha

Comment Today to Support Equal Pay for People with Disabilities!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Comment Today to Support Equal Pay for People with Disabilities! Just 4 more days left to comment on the Department of Labor's website, “ the Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue .”  The purpose of the website is to collect comments from the public about the impact of paying subminimum wages to people with disabilities under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is critical that you make your voice heard!  Input from people with disabilities, families, employment providers and employers is important.   National APSE has created a tutorial that will guide you step-by-step to submit your comments to  the  Section  14(c) National Online Dialogue website Click here to view the tutorial: yyu539l4 Ideas to include in your comments are: If you are a person with a disability or a family member, talk about why a community job at fair pay is important to you/your family.  Think about relationships with co-workers, how