This Manual Release introduces changes in community AABD and long term care policy resulting from the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Illinois SMART Act (PA 097-0689) and other changes to conform with federal and state regulations. These changes apply to new applications and redeterminations. Major changes include:
"Long term care" and "LTC" are now used as all-inclusive terms for Nursing Home (NH) cases, Supportive Living Facility (SLF) cases, and Department on Aging Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver cases.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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