Medicaid Waiver Redesign – Pause on Redesign Efforts

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has begun the process of redesigning  Medicaid waivers through the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services (BDDS).  Visit and bookmark The Arc of Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Redesign Information Page for up-to-date information on the waiver redesign process.

Waiver Redesign virtual meetings and listening sessions cancelled

Due to the activities and circumstances that have evolved due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services find it necessary to temporarily pause our waiver redesign efforts. While it is difficult at this time to determine the extent of the effects of COVID-19 to the individuals and families in our services, we hope this will only be a brief disruption to the timeline and our collective efforts. During this time the Human Services Research Institute will continue with their work related to the redesign. This will allow BDDS to quickly transition our focus back to the important work of designing and creating waivers that assist individuals and families in living their vision of a good life.

Consequently, the following virtual meetings and listening sessions have been cancelled:

Provider Feedback Sessions

  • March 30, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m. EDT
  • April 6, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m. EDT
  • April 13, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m. EDT

Building Bridges

  • April 2, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m. EDT

Additional virtual session

  • April 9, 2020, from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT
  • April 15, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm EDT

However, we are extending the comment period and feedback on the initial concept paper will remain open during this pause and can be submitted via the electronic survey or via email at DDRSwaivernoticecomment@fssa.IN.gov.  Please continue to share your ideas and feedback with us during the extended comment period.

On or around May 1, 2020, we will announce new listening sessions along with further details of how the redesign activities will resume. We appreciate your understanding and partnership during this time.