Last modified: Monday, February 9, 2009
Hoosiers invited to participate in online survey about Medicaid waivers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 9, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- All interested stakeholders are invited to help define the design of future Medicaid Waivers for people with developmental disabilities in Indiana.
One way to provide input is to complete the online Medicaid Waiver Survey, currently being conducted by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). This is part of the FSSA's commitment to soliciting broad-based input for the waiver renewal process.
Medicaid waivers provide individualized services, paid for through the government's Medicaid program, that enable people to live at home rather than in institutions.
How to participate
If you are a person with a disability currently receiving waiver supports or are on the waiting list, a family member, or a provider of waiver services, you are invited to submit your ideas to the conversation via the online survey. Visit the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community's Web site at www.iidc.indiana.edu to view a video explaining the waiver input process and take the survey. You'll find the link under the "Institute Spotlight" section.
The survey is also available in print form. Copies are available to download on the above Web site. For alternative formats, please email the Indiana Institute at email@example.com or call 812-855-6508.
Also, there are also two remaining "Medicaid Waiver Conversation" face-to-face meetings available for input later this month. Last week, the first of these meetings occurred for Indianapolis area participants. The upcoming conversations are:
New Albany -- Holiday Inn Express at 411 W. Spring St.
- Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m. for persons with disabilities and family members
- Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-noon for service providers
Fort Wayne -- The League for the Blind at 5821 S. Anthony Blvd.
- Feb. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (please note time change) for persons with disabilities and family members
- Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-noon for service providers
For more information, contact Vicki Pappas or Joel Fosha at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at 812-855-6508 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.