Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid Waivers/Home and Community Based Services

Medicaid Waivers, sometimes called Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), allow Medicaid to fund supports and services for children and adults with disabilities in their family homes or community residential programs instead of institutions. Medicaid Waivers allow an individual to use traditional Medicaid services and the additional services available through the Medicaid Waiver program.

Indiana offers eight Medicaid Waiver programs for people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and mental health needs.

Visit: Indiana Home and Community Based Services 

Read: The Arc of Indiana’s Guide to Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Program
Important, when reviewing our Medicaid Waiver Guide, please also review our Medicaid Waiver Guide Updates.

An application for Medicaid Waiver services can be made online at BDDS Gateway.

Applications are also available at local BDDS offices.
Questions? Need help applying? Call The Arc Advocacy Network at 317-977-2375 or 800-382-9100 and ask to speak with a family advocate.

In this webinar, Cathy Robinson, associate director of the division of disability and rehabilitative services (DDRS), addresses how the end of the Public Health Emergency  impacts flexibilities provided to Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program and provides an update on the transition of the Aged and Disabled Waiver and TBI Waiver for individuals under 60 from the Division of Aging to DDRS. Webinar Slides 

May 17, 2023 – DDRS Advisory Council – BDDS Waiver Data Slides 


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