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Current Announcements

High Fidelity Wraparound Access Site Application Deadline Postponed  

Many High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) Access Site Plans and associated local System of Care (SOC) endorsement letters are due to DMHA by July 1, 2018.  Due to the high volume of requests for extensions to the due date and clarifying questions surrounding the plans and letters, DMHA is extending the due date for a period of no less than ninety days.

For those entities and local SOCs who have already submitted their plans and letters, DMHW will continue to retain those documents pending further review.  Any Access Site or local SOC wishing to revise and resubmit their plans/letters may do so.

DMHA has begun a review the existing HFW Access Site Policy to address identified concerns.  Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments and questions regarding the policy and appendices to


1915 (i) Child Mental Health Wraparound State Plan Amendment approved

The 1915 (i) Child Mental Health Wraparound State Plan Amendment, operated by Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), has been approved for another five-year period, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.

Multiple policy and operational updates become effective July 1, 2018, and are listed here. Provider compliance is required.

1915(i) Child Mental Health Wraparound State Plan Amendment rate changes, effective July 1, 2018


CMHW Training Opportunity for Currently Enrolled Providers

DMHA is on the road and will be hosting training events throughout the state. Each event will include Incident Report training in the morning and an update on CMHW 2.0 in the afternoon. Providers are encouraged to attend these live events as it will be an opportunity to ask questions directly and receive immediate feedback. Providers will also receive professional development training hours that may be used for reauthorization.

There will be a one hour break for lunch. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

Space is limited at these events and you must sign up if you plan to attend. Please use the link below to register for one of these in-person events.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lake county public library
1919 W. 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT* 100 people max
* Lake county is on central time.
Click here for registration
Thursday, August 16, 2018 The Suzanne Grisham Center
3620 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47304
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 100 people max Click here for registration


High fidelity access site reauthorization dates have been updated

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction conducted a high fidelity wraparound access site procedure webinar on January 11, 2018 and solicited feedback.  A time-sensitive concern expressed was the April 1, 2018 due date for some HFW Access Site authorizations/reauthorizations. For this reason, and for the 2018 cycle of reauthorizations only, areas assigned the due date of April 1, 2018, will be adjusted to July 1, 2018.  View the updated maps below.

The HFW Access Site policy requiring data collection became effective October 30, 2017.  Because data collection was not mandatory prior to the revision of the HFW Access site policy, it will not be a required component of the 2018 reauthorization plan.  If Access Sites have not yet begun collecting data, data collection should begin as soon as possible. 
Questions and concerns submitted  related to the HFW Access Site Policy are currently under review.  Responses will be published soon.


1915(i) child mental health wraparound services participant & provider map

DMHA is pleased to present a newly published 1915(i) child mental health wraparound services participant & provider map. This map shows the number of approved, active youth (participants) receiving CMHW services, as well as the number of employees approved as service providers in each county.

The purpose of the map is to offer a geographical display of regions of the state where providers may be needed. For providers or prospective providers who are interested in relocating to an area of the state where there is a scarcity of providers, this map may act as a guide.

These numbers are accurate as of November 21, 2017. As noted on the map, some providers may not appear on pick lists due to Medicaid enrollment lag.

Please contact with questions.


HFW access site announcement
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health & Addiction in partnership with the Department of Child Services; the Indiana Systems of Care Board, the Youth and Family Subcommittee, and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning have revised the high fidelity wraparound access site policy, formally referred to as the access site policy.

This policy became effective October 30, 2017, and is available for review below.  Any questions regarding this policy or its implementation may be submitted to


Billing and claims for CMHW services

Providers needing assistance with CMHW claims issues should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Contact Ken Guth of DXC at  You will need to provide only the ICN/s (Individual Claim Number/s).  ICN/s are unique, are not protected health information (PHI), and do not require secure email.  (Any PHI must be sent in a HIPAA compliant manner.)  With them, Mr. Guth will be able to look up the claim and investigate the reason/s for denial.
  2. Mr. Guth will either resolve the claim issue with the provider, or refer the provider to the DMHA database (Tobi) helpdesk.
  3. The provider will need to submit a ticket to the Tobi helpdesk using the instructions found here.
  4. When submitting the ticket, please include the ICN and any additional information from Mr. Guth.
  5. The Tobi helpdesk support team will work with the provider, DMHA, DXC, and the Wraparound Facilitator if necessary to resolve the issue.

Questions regarding this may be sent to the provider specialist at


Training announcements