September Update

The public comment period for the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP 2.0) waiver proposal closes this month. Hospital Presumptive Eligibility has been slow to roll out, but may become an important part of HIP 2.0. ClaimAid is working with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to plan public information sessions in anticipation of HIP 2.0 waiver approval. Our goal remains to provide you and your patients / clients / consumers with the ClaimAid Advantage.

Deadline for HIP 2.0 Federal Public Comments

  • The HIP 2.0 waiver proposal will close the federal public comment period on Sunday 9/21/2014.
  • What you need to know: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) can act on a waiver request as soon as 15 days after the close of the federal comment period, so news on the future of the HIP 2.0 could be coming soon. If you or your organization would like to submit comments, please CLICK HERE. The state comment period has closed. To review a summary of the state public comments, please CLICK HERE. For more details of the HIP 2.0 waiver proposal, please CLICK HERE. If you or your patients / clients / consumers have questions about a how this new plan will impact insurance options, you may direct them to a ClaimAid advocate or CONTACT US.

Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and HIP 2.0

  • Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) currently has limited participation, but may become an important part of the HIP 2.0 implementation.
  • What you need to know: Hospital Presumptive Eligibility requires status as a Qualified Provider (QP) with Indiana Medicaid and is currently limited to a handful of Medicaid categories. The result is that many hospitals remain reluctant to participate. In its negotiations with CMS, the State of Indiana has proposed to leverage the HPE program to address the lack of retroactive coverage in the HIP 2.0 program. With power accounts, networks and a variety of other requirements, HPE and the complete HIP 2.0 enrollment process will require detailed design and an organized approach. For more information on how this may affect your organization, please CONTACT US.

ClaimAid Planning Public Information Sessions for HIP 2.0            

  • ClaimAid is working with state officials at the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to provide public information and education sessions throughout the state of Indiana.
  • What you need to know: If the HIP 2.0 waiver application is approved, ClaimAid will be holding public information and education sessions throughout the state to inform the public about the new program. These sessions will include presentations and Q & A with ClaimAid staff, as well as representatives from the Indiana FSSA. If your organization would like to host or participate in one of these events, please CONTACT US.

 

For more details and up-to-date information, please contact J Hopkins, Vice President at 800.842.4052 x126 or by email at jhopkins@claimaid.com.