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Update on Indiana Medicaid IHCP Changes Scheduled October 1

Posted On: September 18, 2019 by AAHomecare in: Blog, Payer Relations

Note: the following is republished with permission from a Sept. 17 alert from the Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association. _____________________ As previously reported, effective October 1, 2019, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will implement reimbursement and policy changes for HME that were announced in the 9/03/19 ICHP bulletin BR201936. According to the bulletin, the Indiana fee schedule will be priced at the “lowest non-zero Medicare rate” and manual pricing methods will change. Due to the significant and sudden impact of these changes, AAHomecare and the Great Lakes association are collaborating on a response to FSSA from the HME community.     Indiana HME stakeholders met with mid-level leadership at FSSA by phone on Sept. 12 and requested a delay for further evaluation and partnership between FSSA and providers to ensure rates are analyzed and established at a level that will protect patients’ access to care. We were informed

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