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Questionnaire NameHealthy Indiana Plan 2.0 - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
DescriptionIndiana requests an amendment to its section 1115 demonstration, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0, which seeks to extend the waiver of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for beneficiaries in the HIP 2.0 program until the end of the demonstration period, January 31, 2018. Currently, the NEMT waiver expires November 30, 2016. The waiver of NEMT impacts all new adult group HIP 2.0 beneficiaries (both those in HIP Basic and HIP Plus) and does not apply to pregnant women, individuals determined to be medically frail, Section 1931 parents and caretaker relatives, and individuals eligible for transitional medical assistance. The federal comment period will be open from August 12, 2016 through September 11, 2016.
Response FromID: #217805 on Sep 8th 2016 1:22 pm
Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 8/12/2016 – 9/11/16

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Little Red Door Cancer Agency (LRD) has been reducing the burden of cancer for low income cancer patients in central Indiana for over 70 years. One of our largest programs is a transportation program, which provided over 13,000 trips to chemotherapy, radiation, and follow up visits last year alone. Transportation is a huge barrier in our community, and when it comes to cancer care, Hoosiers cannot get healthy if they cannot get to treatment. Our low income clients do not have the financial resources or family support to ensure they regularly get to daily and weekly appointments, which could significantly compromise their outcome. LRD has been in strong support of HIP 2.0 and has seen the benefits it provides to cancer patients as well as those accessing cancer screenings. LRD cannot address the transportation and other burdens of cancer alone; therefore, we strongly encourage the extension of the NEMT waiver to ensure our most vulnerable citizens continue to have access to the treatment and medical care they need.

Fred Duncan, Director and CEO, Little Red Door Cancer Agency
Tanya Shelburne, Vice President of Program Development, Little Red Door Cancer Agency
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