Public Policy

2019 Public Policy Agenda

Executive Summary and Talking Points The 2019 legislative session provides many opportunities to advance initiatives that will lead to greater independence for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). Following is an overview of The Arc of Indiana’s legislative priorities: * indicates 1102 Task Force Recommendation Executive Summary and Talking Points PDF Fiscal Related…

State Rep. Behning and Former State Rep. Brown Honored for Service to People with I/DD

The Arc of Indiana honored State Representative Robert Behning with their Public Policy Award, and former State Representative Charlie Brown with their Lifetime Achievement Award, for their service and commitment to Hoosiers with developmental disabilities, at their annual Achievement Breakfast, Tuesday, November 20. Public Policy Award The Honorable Robert Behning “Representative Robert Behning has committed…

1102 Task Force Issues Final Report

The Task Force for Assessment of Services & Supports for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities was created by House Enrolled Act 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly.  A broad assessment of intellectual and developmental disabilities services has not taken place since 1997, when the 317 Commission was established to create…

Medicaid Waiver Case Management Amendments Approved

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for waiver amendments to the Community Integration and Habilitation and Family Support Medicaid Waivers, effective August 1, 2018. These amendments were specifically designed to restructure the case management service definition to more closely align with person-centered planning…

Memo from FSSA Secretary Regarding Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation

July 20, 2018 Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take an opportunity to provide you with regular updates on the Indiana Family and Social Services new initiative to provide non-emergency transportation to traditional Medicaid members across the state. Services for non-emergency transportation include things like dialysis appointments, pharmacy prescription pick-up and prevention visits with a member’s…

Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

Indiana’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) has received federal approval to implement an order of selection – which will require vocational rehabilitation services to serve individuals with the most significant disabilities first. Implementation of order of selection began August 1, 2017. Individuals who have an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) in place prior to the…