Self-Direction Assistance, Home-Based Services

What is it?

The Home-Based Service (HBS) program is one option available to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver programs. The HBS program provides individuals with a monthly allotment they can use to purchase needed services and supports that allows the person to continue living in the family residence or in their own home in the community.

Individuals may opt to purchase Self Direction Assistance to assist the individual and the family to independently direct and manage self-directed services.  This service does not include case management services.  Case management is solely the responsibility of Individual Service Coordination Agencies (ISC).  The following link distinguishes the duties between the ISC and the SDA: ISC/SF Job Duties.

SDA providers will provide skills training to enable families and participants to independently direct and manage self-directed services. They provide information and assistance in recruiting, hiring, communicating with, and managing Personal Support Workers. They provide assistance with budgeting and funding allocation management. They provide training and assistance with completion of timekeeping and other employer-related tasks required to interface with the Fiscal Management Agency. 

SDA providers are required to complete an Implementation Strategy for persons that select their organization to provide SDA services.  The Implementation Strategy is based on the Person's Personal Plan.  Within the Implementation Strategy, the SDA must provide a clear description of the supports the SDA will provide to the individual/family.

How Do I Become A Provider?

  1. Submit Enrollment documents to Provider Enrollment. 
    • Department of Human Services
      Division of Developmental Disabilities
      600 East Ash, Building 400, Mail Stop 2 South
      Springfield, IL 62703
      Attention: Provider Enrollment
      • Typed Cover Letter on company letter head.  The cover letter must include the legal name and tax identification number of the organization, a brief description of services the organization will be providing and the executive director's or owner's contact name and contact information.
      • IRS W-9  Please review the IRS Guidelines  to ensure that your W-9 is completed correctly.  Incorrectly completed W-9s may result in significant delays in the enrollment process.  Please note that some business entities may be required to submit additional documentation to verify the tax classification.
      • Community Provider FTP Registration Request Form
      • Community Provider User ID and System Access Request (pdf) (IL444-2022)
  2. Submit an IMPACT Provider Enrollment application for the company:
    1. You, the person sitting at the computer, must create an IMPACT account on the IMPACT login page and apply for approval for a Single Sign-On ID.  Please use the Single Sign-On ID PowerPoint Presentation found on the IMPACT Presentations and Materials page onto complete this step.
    2. When the Single Sign-On ID has been approved, return to the IMPACT login page and log into your account.  An IMPACT blue hyperlink will now be on your IMPACT home page located under the 4 green boxes.  Click on IMPACT hyperlink to access the IMPACT Provider Enrollment System. 
    3. Click on NEW ENROLLMENT. 
    4. On the next page, select the Enrollment Type:  Atypical Agency.  Use the Atypical Agency PowerPoint on the Presentations and Materials page as a guide.
      • The information listed below must be added to the IMPACT application 
        • Add Specialty:  Social Services; Case Management; No Subspecialty
        • Associate Billing Agent:  DDD Billing Agent ID number 7094638;
        • Associate Billing Provider:  DDD Billing Agent ID Number 7094718
        • Associate MCO Plan:  DDD MCO Plan ID number 3000006
  3. Email when the application has been submitted and is ready for State review.
  4. The IMPACT system will send you an email notification when your IMPACT application has been approved. 
  5. Submit your QIDP Training Program for Approval to IDHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  6. Contact the ROCS helpdesk for Technical Support.

Self-Direction Assistance providers are requested to submit a QIDP Training Program for Approval to: