Governor's Volunteer Service Awards 2016
Nominations Now Being Accepted through January 29th
No Wrong Door (NWD) Listening Sessions Findings Final Report - 1.11.2016
No Wrong Door (NWD) System - Online Listening Session - 9.22.2015
The IDOA Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has been advocating for the rights of seniors and adults with disabilities since 1980. This video provides information to increase awareness about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and the recent expansion of ombudsman advocacy into the community.
STATEWIDE TRANSITION PLAN
In March 2015, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) published a draft Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for the State's compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule 42 CFR 441.301(c)(iii). This rule requires that all federally approved 1915(c) waiver settings meet new federal requirements defining home and community-based settings.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in collaboration with the Illinois Departments on Aging (IDoA) and Human Services (DHS) and its Divisions of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Rehabilitative Services (DRS) have revised the Illinois Statewide Transition Plan in response to the Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA) correspondence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This correspondence notified Illinois that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan prior to initial approval.
The State of Illinois is seeking public comment on the revised Statewide Transition Plan for a period of 30 days beginning on December 4, 2015 and ending on January 3, 2016. Although the public comment period will end on January 3, 2016, the department will continue to accept comments through January 18, 2016. Providers are encouraged to share this information with their residents, representatives, and other interested parties. The next submittal of the transition plan to CMS is scheduled for March 2016.
Comments on the revised Statewide Transition Plan may be submitted on this site http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalClients/HCBS/Transition/Pages/default.aspx. Written comments should be mailed to:
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
ATTN: Waiver Management
201 South Grand Avenue East, 2FL
Springfield, IL 62763
Persons who are unable to access the internet may request a hard copy of the revised Statewide Transition Plan by calling HFS at (217) 524-4148.
Revised Statewide Transition Plan
BENEFIT ACCESS PROGRAM
Renewal Applications are now on our website for individuals that are within 90 days of their expiration date.