"Quick Reference Guide to ICG"
soon as you complete it so that your sup- Janet Graham 850.942.1119 Denise Payne 954.722.5364 port coordinator can input the informa- Cheryl Smith 850.488.6500 Ronnie Tourso 954.713.3011 Quick tion into the electronic version of the Bonnie Williams 850.482.9109 District 11 ICG. District 3 Carolyn Eleby 305.377.5440 Margaret Harris 352-955.5786 Marcie Brittain 305.808.6249 Reference Pat Guth 352-955.5791 Yolanda Herrera 305.556.4293 What can I do if I don’t agree District 4 Idelio Valdes 305.480.9739 with my support coordinator? If Marcella Martin 904.992.2423 District 12 you and your support coordinator dis- Guide Cathy Mitchell 904.765.1067 Marta Lagomarsini 386.238.3192 agree about the level of paid waiver sup- Sarah Robinson 904.992.2452 Cliff Robertson 386.254.3969 ports that you need, you have the op- Conchetta Wilcox 904.992.2457 Sherri Stires-Martin 386.254.3954 tion to make a note of your concern. You Suncoast Region District 13 can request that another ICG be com- Brenda Clark 813.558.5548 Tracey Alesiani 352.330.2162 pleted by a district/region or central Millie Coton 813.558.5547 Joyce Leonard 352.330.2162 office staff member who is certified Diane Heffernan-Joslin 727.523.1130 Pamela Wainwright 352.726.5519 Janet Holmes 941.747.2270 District 14 to administer the ICG. Remember, at Jan LaBelle 727.523.1130 Connie Miller 863.619.4236 any time that you have concerns about David Lepere 727.217.7023 Carla Bettis 863.619.4228 the ICG—whether it is during the dis- Jadene S. Ransdell 727.461.3614 District 15 cussion or after your waiver dollars are John Satterwhite 813.632.2860 Robin Aleszczyk 772.467.3827 determined you have the right to due Judy Senick 727.595.6652 Adionisia Braithwaite 772.467.3028 process. Rhonda Sloan 813.508.0619 Bob Ley 772.467.3726 Charm Thometz 813.932.2207 Central Office What can I do if I don’t under- District 7 Denise Arnold 850.488.3673 stand the ICG? Ask your support coordinator any questions you have about Renee Johnson 407.245.0440 ext. 613 J. B. Black Melinda Coulter 850.488.1552 850.488.9546 Individual Cost Guidelines for Merari Perez 407.245.0440 Vicki Draughon 850.487.4842 the ICG process. If you don’t feel your ext. 604 Steve Dunaway 850.488.3677 questions are answered, you can contact Tracy Rackensperger 407.830.4055 Michael Freeman 850.488.3679 the ICG Master Trainers. District 8 Philos Molina 239.338.1166 Wilma Lefler Linda Mabile 850.414.6558 850.414.9132 Children & Adults ICG Master Trainers Luther Davis 239.338.1414 Terri McGarrity 850.414.7452 Names in italic are self-advocates or family members District 9 Sylvia Peacock 850.414.7605 District 1 Gerry Driscoll 561.822.4595 Joanne David 850.595.8065 Miriam Rosario 561.822.4587 Patty Houghland 850.944.3217 District 10 Murllene Mitchell 850.595.8163 Berthy De La Rosa Aponte This Quick Reference Guide has been developed to pro- Rose Salter 850.595.8329 954.485.7848 vide information about the Individual Cost Guidelines (ICG) District 2 Kurt Hoppe 954.476.5918 for Children & Adults. More information, including a copy Ann Douglas 850.487.1992 Jim Mesler 954.260.2949 of the ICG, can be found on our website at http:// www.myflorida.com/cf_web/myflorida2/healthhuman/ Colleen Foley 850.872.7652 ddp/. D evelo p m en talD isab ilities P ro g ram What are Individual Cost Guide- What can I do if the ICG does Who can complete an ICG? Only You have the option of inviting others lines? The Individual Cost Guidelines not provide enough money for me certified waiver support coordinators, to meet with you and your support coor- (ICG) is the department-approved assess- to purchase the services I need? or certified central office, district or dinator. You and those who know the ment. It is used to determine how much The ICG gives you a guideline for the region Developmental Disabilities Pro- most about you are the best sources of money a person can get to purchase waiver waiver dollars you can use to purchase gram staff can complete the ICG with information about your need for paid services. waiver services. You may need to ad- you. supports. This may include your friends just your request for services to stay or your mom, dad or other family mem- What is the purpose of the ICG? within your waiver dollars. Or, you may How will the ICG be completed? bers. You are not obligated to include The purpose of the ICG is to develop a have your support coordinator submit a Your support coordinator will schedule providers or anyone else in the ICG pro- fair way to provide waiver dollars to people request for additional funds following a time to talk with you about your need cess if you do not want their involve- receiving services through one of the De- prior service authorization procedures. for supports paid for by one of the waiv- ment. velopmental Disabilities program waivers. ers. The ICG will be completed when Those waivers are the Home and Commu- You will need to be sure all available re- your needs change, but at least every What does the ICG cover? The nity-Based Services, Consumer Directed ICG looks at activities and tasks in spe- sources such as the Medicaid State Plan, three years after that. Care Plus, and Supported Living. cific life areas. They include: the Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, community resources, What is my role in the ICG pro- • Community Inclusion (supports Why is the ICG important to me? needed to take part in community and any personal resources are also used cess? You have a critical role in the The ICG identifies the amount of support activities), to obtain the supports you need. Re- ICG process. The ICG and other parts you need that is paid for by waiver dollars. • Challenging Behavior (supports member that you always have the right of the redesign are based on the prin- The ICG then identifies how much money needed because of serious or fre- for reconsideration and a fair hearing. ciples of self-determination—authority, you may have to help purchase your waiver quent, harmful behaviors), services. responsibility, supports, confirmation/ Will the ICG affect my services? self-advocacy, and freedom. Based on • Current Abilities (supports needed The ICG, itself, does not affect your these principles, the ICG cannot be done for activities of daily living), and How are my waiver dollars deter- • Health and Health Care (supports mined? The ICG calculates your waiver services. It merely serves as a tool to without your participation. calculate the amount of waiver dollars needed to maintain your health). dollars in two steps. The first step deter- mines a “base” or beginning amount. The that are available for you to purchase Who participates in my ICG? The waiver services. The ICG for Adults includes an addi- base will change depending on your age ICG is your assessment based upon your tional area related to employment. and where you live. The questions asked in support needs and should reflect what the ICG are the second step and deter- Does the ICG change the services you believe are your needs for supports mine whether more money will be added I can get? The services and support paid for by the waivers. At a minimum, What does it mean when I sign to the base. you purchase from the waiver are your your support coordinator will be involved the ICG? Your signature means that decision based on what you need. You in the process. If you are a child, your you met and talked with your support co- What is included in the base? The will still need to follow the guidelines mother, father or someone with legal ordinator about your need for paid base includes the costs of certain ser- and medically necessary criteria set in responsibility will also participate. If waiver supports. You do not need to wait vices such as respite and some services the Developmental Services Home and you are an adult with a legal guardian, until you know how much waiver money provided to people who live in a group Community-Based Services Coverage guardian advocate or client advocate, you can use before you sign your ICG. home. and Limitations Handbook. that individual will participate with you. In fact, you will want to sign the ICG as