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IHCP announces HCBS stabilization grants

Thursday, February 10, 2022

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The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is offering financial relief to active home health and home- and community based services (HCBS) providers through HCBS stabilization grants. This financial relief is described on the Indiana HCBS Enhanced FMAP Spending Plan page at in.gov/fssa.

The IHCP stabilization grants will retroactively address expenses related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and challenges in recognition of the work of frontline staff, including costs related to compensation and benefits, COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and other COVID-19-related expenses, to allow providers to stabilize their operations. Upon receipt of a grant payment, providers must use at least 75% of the amount received toward HCBS-related workforce stabilization activities (such as bonuses for frontline staff or recruitment activities). For provider eligibility and criteria, see IHCP Bulletin BT202203.

To demonstrate eligibility for the HCBS stabilization grant, providers will need to submit a completed HCBS Stabilization Grant Program Attestation Form. Providers must fill out the form completely, including a full and active Medicaid Provider ID, by Feb. 10, 2022. Attestation forms completed before Jan. 25, 2022, will receive priority payment.

For more information, see the informational video, which can be found on the Indiana HCBS Enhanced FMAP Spending Plan page at in.gov/fssa. Please feel free to direct any questions and/or feedback to hcbs.spendplan@fssa.in.gov.

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