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Monday, February 9, 2015

Illinois Seeks Feedback for Transition Plan of New Medicaid Rules Home & Community Based Waiver Settings

Information shared from State of Illinois Healthcare and Family Services.

New Medicaid Rules Apply to Home & Community Based Waiver Settings
The State of Illinois operates nine HCBS waivers.
Adults with Developmental Disabilities Waiver
Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Residential Waiver
Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver
Children that are Technology Dependent/Medically Fragile Waiver
Persons with Disabilities Waiver
Persons with Brain Injury Waiver
Persons who are Elderly
Persons with HIV or AIDS
Supportive Living Facilities
Illinois is required by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) to submit a Statewide Transition Plan indicating how we will comply with the new rules. A major component of the Statewide Plan is obtaining feedback from stakeholders. Public comments are requested for 30 days upon release of the Draft Statewide Transition Plan. Once posted, you can view Illinois’ DRAFT Transition Plan as well as links to the new CMS rules and additional CMS guidance on the HFS Statewide Transition Plan webpage. Comments can be submitted by emailing HFS.SWTransitionPlan@illinois.gov. Persons without Internet access can call HFS at (217) 557-1868 to request a hardcopy.

The State of Illinois requests your input on the DRAFT Statewide Transition Plan
Regional Public Listening Forums:
The State has scheduled Regional Public Listening Forums across the state where the public will have the opportunity to provide verbal and written comment. Comments should be submitted in written form, as well as voiced, in order to guarantee that they are recorded correctly. Persons who are unable to attend a Public Listening Forum or submit comments using the Internet, may phone in their comments by calling HFS at (217) 557-1868 or mail written feedback to: Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Attn: Waiver Management, 201 South Grand Ave East, 2nd FL, Springfield, IL 62763
The public is encouraged to attend one of the Public Listening Forums listed below.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. – NoonParkland CollegeRoom W-115, 2400 West Bradley Ave Champaign, IL 61821
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.EP!C1913 West Townline Rd Peoria, IL 61612
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.Spring Ridge Senior HousingCommunity Room, 6645 Fincham Dr Rockford, IL 61108
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. – NoonUniversity of Illinois - ChicagoDisability, Health & Social Policy Building, Auditorium, Room 166, 1640 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.The ARC20901 LaGrange Rd, Suite 209, Frankfort, IL 60423
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Rend Lake CollegeStudent Center – Private Dining Area, 468 North Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846

Webinar: New Medicaid Waiver Rules Draft Statewide Transition Plan Listening Webinar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Register athttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6935166657459007233

Information about the final rule can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-Sheets/2014-Fact-sheets-items/2014-01-10-2.html .
For more information about services available under Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services: http://www.medicaid.gov/HCBS/,
For information about the Community Living Initiative: http://www.hhs.gov/od/community/index.html .

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