Community Day Services (CDS)

What is it?

Community Day Services (formerly referred to as Developmental Training) is a program that focuses on the development and enhancement of daily adaptive living skills and economic self-sufficiency.  This training takes place away from the individual's residential living arrangement and is designed to foster the acquisition of skills, appropriate behavior, greater independence and personal choice.  List of CDS Activities.

How do I Become A Provider?

  1. You Must Attend a New Provider Orientation if you do not meet the exemption requirements.

    1. You must FIRST attend a "New Provider Orientation" session, unless you are already licensed under another category or meet the exemption requirements.  The next orientation session is not yet scheduled, but will be posted here.

      AFTER Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification has received verification of your attendance at the "New Provider Orientation" session, or that you are already licensed/certified or that you meet the exemption requirements, you may then request the Community Day Services (Developmental Training) Application.

    2. You must request a Community Day Services (Developmental Training) Certification Application from:

      Illinois Department of Human Services
      Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification
      401 S Clinton 7th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone 312-814-5310

NOTE: Certification does not guarantee that you will be approved for funding.

    1. You must have staff with qualifications and training.
  1. You are required to have a National Provider Identifier Number (NPI) for Community Day Services.

    • Only one NPI number is required to enroll in the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Medicaid Waiver program(s).  However, the NPI number cannot be shared with another Medicaid program (i.e. ICF/IID, DCFS, Early Intervention, DMH, etc.).  The NPI must be a Type 2 - organizational NPI number.  The recommended taxonomy code for Community Day Services is 251C00000X - Day Training, Developmentally Disabled Services.  You may apply for a NPI by going to the National Plan and Provider Enumeration website. 
  2. You must submit the following document to Provider Enrollment:

    • Illinois Department of Human Services
      Division of Developmental Disabilities
      600 East Ash Street, Building 400, Mail Stop 2 South
      Springfield, IL 62703
    • Attention:  Provider Enrollment
      • IRS W-9 form.  Please review the W-9 Guidelines before submitting the W-9.  Inaccurately completed W-9s may result in a significant delay in the enrollment process. 
      • If the business is a Limited Liability Company, you must submit a copy of the IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter.
      • If the business is a non-profit, you must submit a copy of the IRS Determination Letter that verifies that the IRS has approved your tax classification as a non-profit.
      • A copy of your Community Day Services (Developmental Training) certificate
      • Provider Information Form (IL462-1246) 
      • FTP Registration Request Form
      • Community Provider User ID and System Access Request (pdf) (IL444-2022) 
  3. You must submit a provider enrollment application in the IMPACT system to enroll as a DD Medicaid Waiver provider.

    • Note: 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. Community Day Services providers must select the enrollment type Facility, Agency, Organization (FAO).  Please use the PowerPoint presentation available on the DDD IMPACT Provider page  to walk you through each step of the application. 
      • The application must include the following information:
        • Step 3, Add Specialty:  Community Day Services Provider; Habilitation Developmental/Day Training; No Subspecialty
        • Step 6, Associate Billing Agent:  Billing Agent ID number 7094638; Billing Agent Name:  DDD Billing Agent
        • Step 7, Add Provider Controlling Interest/Ownership Details:Include a complete listing of the Owners, Board Members and Executive Director.
        • Step 9, Associate MCO Plan:  MCO Plan ID number 3000006; Plan Name:  DDD MCO
      • After submitting an IMPACT application, please email Provider Enrollment the IMPACT application ID to ensure that the application is reviewed by a DDD Provider Enrollment Specialist. 
  4. You must submit DSP/QIDP training programs for approval to:

  5. Important Resources for Program Requirements