The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced Nov. 26 that future care for the state’s aged, blind and disabled will be serviced by three Medicaid contractors: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MDwise and Managed Health Services of Indiana. The entities will begin coordinating care starting next year for approximately 84,000 Medicaid recipients who qualify for the new Hoosier Care Connect (HCC) program.
By transitioning qualifying enrollees currently in a fee-for-service model into managed care, the state aims to provide care coordination and incentives for better clinical outcomes. FSSA is targeting April 1, 2015, to roll out the HCC program, and enrollees will include Medicaid recipients age 65 and over, plus children and adults with blindness or disability.
FSSA will notify impacted members soon about their choices and how to select a plan. Members in institutional settings and those receiving home- and community-based waiver services will continue to receive the same benefits with no changes.