Public Comments Welcome for the FY2017 - FY2019 State Plan on Aging
The Illinois Department on Aging has made available a draft copy of the State Plan on Aging for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019. The Plan is developed to guide Older Americans Act-related activities and direct statewide efforts to transform Illinois' long-term care system.
Download the FY2017 - FY2019 State Plan on Aging.
Hearings will be held on May 16, May 19 and May 26 to receive public comments. For more details, download the hearing schedule. Public comments are due June 10.
Comments may also be submitted by:
ATTN: State Plan on Aging
Illinois Department on Aging
Division of Home and Community Services
One Natural Resources Way, #100
Springfield, IL 62701-1271
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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.
Home and Community Based Services Statewide Transition FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Revised Statewide Transition Plan