February 23, 2023 DDD Communication

Please see the communication linked below from Secretary Hou and Interim Director Myerscough-Mueller.

CILA Rate Calculator Communication 02.23.2023

February 23, 2023
Dear CILA Providers,

I am writing as a follow up  to Interim Director Myerscough-Mueller's February 20 message. We regret  the confusion that has resulted from the communication and implementation of the Guidehouse Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) rate calculator.

We acknowledge and share your deep concern about ensuring adequate direct support professional (DSP) hours.

As a result, IDHS/DDD will temporarily pause the changes in DSP hours for January, February and March 2023. For these three months, IDHS/DDD will make adjustment payments at DSP hours levels  equivalent to December 2022.

We hope this affords providers with the certainty and stability that is needed in the next chapter of DDD community-based funding. As you know we are continuing to implement the Guidehouse rate calculator  in partnership with you, as part of a comprehensive, multi-year effort to strengthen the intellectual and  developmental disabilities community system in Illinois.

We will provide more specifics on the timing of the adjustment payments. In addition, we will be in communication regarding the Guidehouse CILA rate calculator as we work to ensure the most seamless implementation possible.

As always, we appreciate the work you do every day to support individuals with intellectual and

developmental disabilities.


Grace B. Hou

Sarah Myerscough-Mueller
Interim Director

Illinois Department of Human Services IDHS Division of Developmental Disabilities