The current Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) program, which was originally set to expire today, has received an extension to continue operations through February 28th.
The extension was granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Governor Eric Holcomb stated that as a result, the more than 400,000 HIP participants will see no change in service, for now.
Holcomb and other legislators are working with CMS to finalize details of the new plan. According to Holcomb’s press secretary, Indiana submitted a HIP waiver application in January of last year and filed an amendment in the summer.
When the waiver is approved, Indiana will reportedly expand treatment options to Hoosiers impacted by the drug epidemic, enhance opportunities to connect participants to meaningful employment, as well as community engagement and ease administrative burdens for HIP members.