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New Medicaid Rules for Home and Community Based Waivers

January 22nd, 2015

Offer comments on Illinois’ plan to transition into new Medicaid rules.

The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued new rules affecting Home and Community Based Waivers. This includes the Home Care Program operated by Specialized Care for Children.

Information about the new rules can be found on Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ webpage New Federal Requirements for Residential and Non-Residential Home and Community-Based Settings.

Illinois is required to submit a statewide transition plan to CMS to explain how it will implement the new rules. The plan will also be posted on the webpage.

Illinois is also required to gather public input about the transition plan. If you would like to offer verbal or written comments, or attend a public listening forum or webinar, view the New Medicaid Rules Apply to Home & Community Based Waiver Settings flyer [PDF] for details.

Update as of 4/13/15: the transition plan has been submitted. Read our updated post.