The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is transitioning your Care Select patients to the new Hoosier Care Connect program. All patients should be transitioned by July 1. However, wards of the state, foster children, former foster children or those receiving adoption assistance not currently enrolled in Care Select may voluntarily enroll in Hoosier Care Connect beginning May 1.
“The new product has many of the same features as the old one,” noted Gloria Kirkham, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC, ISMA practice advisor. “But now, patients will get to choose from one of three managed care entities (MCEs).”
Anthem, Managed Health Services and MDwise are the designated MCEs for the program.
According to the Indiana Health Coverage Programs, Hoosier Care Connect will better manage the health and outcomes of Indiana Medicaid’s aged, blind and disabled populations.
Patients will be removed from Hoosier Care Connect and transitioned to another IHCP program if they:
- Become Medicare-eligible
- Enter a nursing home for a length of stay greater than 30 days
- Enter a state psychiatric facility
- Begin receiving hospice benefits in an institutional setting
Goals of Hoosier Care Connect include:
- Improving quality of care and clinical outcomes for enrolled members
- Ensuring enrollee choice, protections and access
- Coordinating care among all the providers that provide care for an individual member
- Providing flexible, person-centered care
The announcement was published in IHCP Bulletin BT201510.
For questions, call the ISMA’s Gloria Kirkham at (317) 261-2060 or email her.