Notice of Public Information for Children's Residential Waiver

STATE OF ILLINOIS

HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES

PROPOSED RENEWAL OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES (HCBS) WAIVER

RESIDENTIAL WAIVER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - IL0473

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

  1. Statute requiring agency to publish information concerning proposed changes in methods and standards for establishing medical assistance payment rates for medical services in the Illinois Register: 5 ILCS 100/5-70(c)
  2. Summary of Information: The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHS-DDD) propose to renew the HCBS Residential Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities - IL0473. The proposed waiver renewal includes a continuation of current services and provider qualifications and language regarding service settings, participant centered planning and prevention of spousal impoverishment.

Illinois seeks public input into the development of the HCBS Residential Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities - IL0473 renewal through two separate statements of public notice and input: 

  1. Electronic public notice posted on the HFS website at http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/HCBS/Pages/default.aspx  and the DHS-DDD website at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=45915
  2. For persons that may not have access to the website, the waiver renewal application is available at Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agencies across the State. To locate the closest ISC agency or see a listing of all ISC agencies, persons may use the Office Locator on the DHS website at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?module=12&officetype=3&county.

In addition to the two methods of notification, the operating agency of the HCBS Residential Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities - IL0473 has emailed language located in this notification and the website to its stakeholders which include provider agencies, ISC agencies, trade organizations and family and consumer advocacy organizations. DHS-DDD has requested that these entities inform the public of the opportunities to access a copy of the proposed waiver renewal application including electronically at the HFS and DHS websites or in person at any of the Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agencies across the State.

HFS will be accepting public input regarding the proposed renewal of the HCBS Residential Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities - IL0473 for a 30 day public comment period from May 29, 2015 through June 28, 2015. Those interested in providing input are asked to email feedback to the HFS web portal email address: HFS.SWTransitionPlan@illinois.gov; or mail their input to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, ATTN: Waiver Management, 201 South Grand Avenue East 2FL, Springfield, IL 62763.

A summary of the public notice and comments will be incorporated into the renewal prior to HFS submitting to the Federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). The summary will include modifications to the initial waiver renewal and the reasons why or why the State of Illinois did not adopt specific comments or recommendations.