For all three waivers, individuals are assigned an Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agency; the ISC agency is located in the geographic area in which the individual resides and is the designated ISC agency for that individual. All individuals receive assistance in directing their services from an Independent Service Coordination (ISC) Agency under contract with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. The ISC serves as an advocate and case manager. ISC's also assist the individual and family with ensuring necessary eligibility screenings are completed and identifying and selecting potential services and service providers.
A DHS designated Independent Service Coordination (ISC) Agency screens applicants for Medicaid HCBS waiver programs; screening includes determining clinical eligibility and offering informed choice of services. Please see the Pre-Admission Screening (PAS) Manual for guidance on clinical eligibility determinations.
Clinical eligibility criteria are also known as level of care criteria for HCBS Waiver funding. As part of the waiver eligibility determination process, individuals must be evaluated to determine level of service needs.
ISC agency staff completing initial level of care evaluations (as Pre-Admission and Screening) and re-evaluations must be a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) as defined in Federal ICF/DD Regulations.
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