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Medicaid Waiver legislative update – Webinar February 16

Information courtesy of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG)

Families, Guardians, Service Providers, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend this webinar!  Please join IPMG and Michael C. Leppert, IPMG’s Legislative Liaison and Director of Public Affairs for the law firm Krieg DeVault for an informational session on the status of 2018 legislation that could impact Medicaid Waiver Recipients, families, and service providers. Things can change quickly during a legislative session and Mr. Leppert will provide information on the status of current legislation and suggestions on how Hoosiers can contact their representatives to make their voice heard.

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Vanderbilt University Residential Placement and Respite Care Survey

Information courtesy of Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is researching factors associated with different types of residential placements and respite care services for adults with disabilities. If you would like to help, you can contribute to their research by completing a brief survey.  The survey will take less than 30 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Responses will help determining issues and supports related to residential and respite care services. Completing the survey also enters you into a raffle for one of ten $25 gift cards.

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Empower Care Act Would Extend Money Follows the Person for Five Years

Information courtesy of the Arc of Indiana, Medicaid.gov

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program has helped over 75,000 people with chronic conditions and disabilities transition from nursing homes and institutions back into the community. MFP was designed to increase the use of home and community-based services and reduce the use of institutionally-based services. MFP expired in 2016. However, a bill has been introduced in Congress that would fund MFP for the next five years.

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Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss – Webinar February 15

Information courtesy of PEATworks.org

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Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Renewed Through 2020

Information courtesy of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) through at the year 2020. While the core elements of HIP will stay the same, Indiana will be offering several enhancements to the program to help streamline services and address the state’s most pressing health needs.

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