Notice of Public Hearing - State of Illinois

Summary of Hearing:

The hearing will provide the opportunity to learn about and provide input into Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS') proposed Section 1115 Demonstration. This Demonstration sets forth a plan to transform behavioral health in

Illinois with the goals of improving access, quality, and cost effectiveness. The demonstration aims to promote a robust complement of core, preventative, and supportive behavioral health services as well as the integration of behavioral and physical health for both higher-needs and lower-needs behavioral health customers.

This Demonstration aims to help Illinois achieve its vision for its behavioral health system that:

  1. Provides a digitally enabled system to identify and support customers,
  2. Provides a comprehensive suite of quality services,
  3. Integrates behavioral and physical health, and
  4. Is supported by an effective streamlined state system.

The draft waiver application, posted on August 26, 2016, is available for view on the HHS Transformation web site. DHS has provided this link on their web site.

Date, Time and Location of Public Hearing:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Howlett Auditorium
Michael J. Howlett Building
501 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62756

Friday, September 9, 2016 (There will be a conference line option for this meeting. Call-in information will be posted with the waiver information at the web site and link provided above.)

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Assembly Hall Auditorium
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Other Pertinent Information:

  • Persons must sign in at the registration desk located outside of the public hearing location. Persons wishing to provide oral testimony will indicate such during registration and must submit a written copy of the testimony at that time.
  • Written testimony from those choosing not to speak will also be accepted during the registration period.
  • Speakers will be heard on a first come, first served basis.
  • Individuals giving oral testimony are asked to limit their comments to three minutes.
  • Organizations are asked to select one spokesperson to present oral testimony on behalf of the organization and will be asked to limit their comments to five minutes.
  • To assist the orderly conduct of the hearing and to ensure that the opinions of all interested individuals and/or groups are considered, the Department may impose other rules of procedure as necessary, including, but not limited to, adjusting the time limit or the order of presentation.
  • American Sign Language interpreters and closed-captioning (CART services) will be available for those attending in person.

This notice is being provided in accordance with federal requirements provided at 42 CFR 431.408.