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Home and Community-Based Services Modernization

Family & Social Services Administration Response to Indiana Division of Aging Update Subject:  Home and Community-Based Services Modernization The Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“INNAELA”) supports the Indiana Division of Aging in its efforts to move funds to support the Indiana plan to age in place.  We favor the shift of funds to home and community-based waiver programs so that more Hoosiers are able to receive care at home instead of in institutions. We particularly believe enhanced Consumer Directed Attendant Care Services (“CDAC”) need to be promoted in ...

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Alert Indiana Medicaid Rule Changes

Alert Indiana Medicaid Rule Changes June, 2017 Medicaid planning with the use of funeral arrangements just became much more difficult in Indiana.  These changes are twofold. The first change has to do with the making of funeral arrangements for family members.  The old law allowed a Medicaid applicant to purchase irrevocable funeral trusts for a spouse, children, stepchildren and spouse of children or stepchildren. The new law only allows the applicant to purchase irrevocable funeral trusts for the applicant and spouse.  The applicant may still buy gravesites and markers for family members.  This change is being chall ...

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Deadline for Compliance with the Home and Community Based Settings Criteria Extended to March 17, 2022

Deadline for Compliance with the Home and Community Based Settings Criteria Extended to March 17, 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a bulletin on May 9, 2017, extending the compliance requirements for the Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program. This is very good news for Hoosiers receiving Medicaid assistance in assisted living facilities in Indiana. The Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program will continue to be available for Hoosiers for the next several years. Please click here to review this bulletin. Keith P. Huffman June 2017 ...

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Upcoming Events

September 27

Advance Health Care Planning in Indiana

September 27, 2017, --Indianapolis, IN—Mr. Huffman will make a presentation at the annual Indiana Bar Association meeting about Advance Health Care Planning in Indiana.

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October 12

Medicaid Planning in Guardianships

October 12, 2017—Elder Law Institute—Indianapolis, Indiana—Mrs. Smith will make a presentation concerning Medicaid Planning in Guardianships.

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October 13

Hot Tips/Issues in Elder Law and Medicaid Waiver Issues

October 13, 2017—Elder Law Institute—Indianapolis, Indiana—Mr. Huffman will make presentations concerning Hot Tips/Issues in Elder Law and Medicaid Waiver Issues.

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