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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is dedicated to helping States provide quality care to individuals in the most appropriate, least restrictive settings. Against this backdrop, CMS is pleased to offer its State partners new opportunities under the Balancing Incentive Payments Program (referred to as the Balancing Incentive Program, or BIP).
Authorized by Section 10202 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), the Balancing Incentive Program provides enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) to States that spend less than 50 percent of long-term care dollars on care provided in home and community-based settings.
The collaborated efforts of the Division of Aging (DA), Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) have resulted in the State’s award of resources made available by the Affordable Care Act to help seniors and people with disabilities live in their communities.
Between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2015, the State will receive approximately $78 million to improve how Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in home and community-based settings are accessed and delivered throughout the state. These funds will be used to:
The state of Indiana also intends to utilize enhanced funding through the Balancing Incentives Program for the following purposes:
The State’s cover letter and application for this program are listed below.
Further, Indiana has submitted its Work Plan for the project, which was due to CMS by January 29, 2013. This Work Plan includes tasks, timelines, quarterly deliverables, and other information to help CMS support Indiana in its implementation of structural changes. Representatives from the Division of Aging, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction are working together to finalize timelines for future tasks beyond the January 29th deadline.
A copy of the Work Plan and its accompanying Addendum are listed here.