Medicaid Waivers – Medicaid Waivers can be the key to funding services for people with disabilities. Different types of waivers are available to people with varying disabilities and health complications. The waivers can pay for a variety of services, even those not typically covered by insurance depending on which waiver the person qualifies for.
Several of the programs that Hillcroft Services offers are funded through Medicaid Waiver. There is currently a waiting period from the date of application for a person with an eligible diagnosis to receive a Medicaid Waiver because there are a fixed number of Waiver slots throughout the state.
We encourage families to apply for Medicaid Waiver for their eligible family member as soon as the person receives a physician’s diagnosis of a disability. The parental income and resources are not counted for children under the age of 18. It is important to remember that insurance plans have lifetime caps.
Medicaid Waivers, sometimes called Home and Community Based Services, allow Medicaid to fund supports and services for children and adults with disabilities in their family homes or communities instead of institutions. Medicaid Waivers allow an individual to use the traditional Medicaid State Health Plan along with the additional services available through the Medicaid Waiver program.
Complete information about the waiver program, along with information on other programs and services, as well as information on building natural supports through community connections, can be found in our update Medicaid Waiver guide below:
Applications for the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIH) or Family Supports Waiver (FS):
Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS)
201 E Charles St., Suite 130, Muncie, IN 47304
Phone: (765) 288-6516
Toll Free: (877) 218-3531
Fax: (765) 288-8529
Applications for Aged & Disabled Waiver, Medically Fragile Child or Traumatic Brain Injury Waivers:
Life Stream Services, Inc.
1701 Pilgrim Drive
P. O. Box 308
Yorktown, IN 47396
Phone: (765) 759-1121
Toll Free (800) 589-1121
Fax: (765) 759-0060