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History/Overview

FSSA was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by state government. FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. Ninety-four percent of the agency’s total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The six care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities.

Division of Family Resources – Receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and child care. DFR operates office locations in all 92 counties.

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning – Administers Medicaid programs including the managed care system for Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Care Connect and Hoosier Healthwise participants. OMPP performs medical review of Medicaid disability claims.

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services – Manages the delivery of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. DDRS also oversees First Steps—Indiana’s early intervention program that provides services to infants and toddlers from birth to their third birthday, who have developmental delays or disabilities.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction – Supports Indiana’s network of mental health care providers. DMHA operates six psychiatric hospitals and funds addiction prevention and treatment programs.

Division of Aging – Funds long-term care through Medicaid programs. The Division of Aging supports the development and utilization of alternatives to nursing home care, as well as coordinates and funds services through a network of Area Agencies on Aging.

Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning – Oversees early care and education and out-of-school time programs, including the On My Way Pre-K program for 4 year olds.

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