Supported Employment

What is it?

The supported employment program provides supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  These individuals work for compensation in a variety of community-integrated work environments, in which persons without disabilities are also employed. The program is designed to promote regular interaction with persons without disabilities who are not paid care givers or service providers.

How Do I become A Provider?

1.  You must be in compliance with:

  1. You must be an agency that meets the Department of Human Services (DHS) contractual requirements as outlined in the Developmental Disabilities CSA Attachment A.
  2. You must be in compliance with 59 Ill. Adm. Code 120 (Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities). The Provider must provide services to persons with developmental disabilities pursuant to this rule, the Division's Information Bulletin, the Division's Quality Review Tools, and the Waiver Manual.
  3. The Provider agrees to provide flexible hours of service to permit full or partial shift work, work on weekends, and work at night or evenings.
  4. Supported Employment services shall be delivered in integrated work settings. There must be interaction with co-workers without disabilities and the public. The amount of integration should be the same as that for individuals without disabilities in comparable jobs.
  5. Providers of SEP services shall ensure individuals enrolled in SEP do not receive funding from the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Waiver Programs or the Department on Aging Community Care or Adult Day Care Services, except Vocational Rehabilitation, without approval from the Division.

2.  You must determine if your agency should obtain a National Provider Identification Number (NPI).

  • Supported Employment agencies are currently not required to have an NPI to enroll in as a Medicaid Waiver provider.  However, if your agency plans on providing services that require a NPI, it is advised that you obtain one. Currently the only DD waiver services that require an NPI are CILA, Child Group Homes, Community Living Facilities and Developmental Training providers. Please see the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System website for information on applying for an NPI.

3.  You must submit the following documents to DDD Provider Enrollment:

4.  You must submit an IMPACT provider enrollment application to enroll as a Medicaid Waiver provider.

  • All users to the IMPACT system must have a Single Sign-On ID to access the provider enrollment system. Once the User has been granted access to the provider enrollment system, the user may begin the provider enrollment application for your agency.
  • The first step in the provider enrollment application is selecting the agency's enrollment type. The enrollment type is based on whether or not your agency is choosing to enroll with a National Provider Identifier. Agencies enrolling with an NPI will select the enrollment type Facility, Agency, Organization (FAO). Agencies enrolling without an NPI will select the enrollment type Atypical Agency. Please use the PowerPoint presentations available on the DDD IMPACT Provider page to walk you through each step of the applications.
  • The application must include the following information:
    • Step 3, Add Specialty:  Social Services; Supported Employment; No Subspecialty
    • Step 6, Associate Billing Agent:  Billing Agent ID number 7094638; Billing Agent Name:  DDD Billing Agent
    • Step 9, Associate MCO Plan:  MCO Plan ID number 3000006; Plan Name:  DDD MCO
  • After submitting the IMPACT application, please email Provider Enrollment the IMPACT application ID to ensure that the application is reviewed by a DDD Provider Enrollment Specialist.

Important Resources for Program Requirements