- The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is hosting feedback sessions to collect comments and questions on the State’s implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care services within DDD’s Waiver programs. The last of the four (4) feedback sessions will be held this Friday, April 28, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Please register for the session at the link below. If you are unable to attend but have questions or want to submit feedback about the EVV program, please contact DDD at DHS.DDDEVV@illinois.gov.
Feedback Session 4
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration: EVV Listening Sessions registration – Webex
- As a reminder, Rule 120 (59 IAC 120) is currently under First Notice with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). The draft rule can be viewed in the March 24, 2023 edition of the Illinois Register. The public comment period will end May 8, 2023. All comments are required to be submitted in writing as follows:
- Tracie Drew, Chief
Bureau of Administrative Rules and Procedures
Department of Human Services
100 South Grand Avenue East
Harris Building, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
- Tracie Drew, Chief
- All provider agencies are required to update contact information with DDD including names, telephone numbers, or administrative office address changes. This information is used for a number of reasons including Bureau of Quality Management (BQM) reviews. If your agency needs to update any contact information, please complete the form at this link: IL462-0723.pdf (state.il.us) and submit the form to DHS.DDDMedProv@illinois.gov.
DDD TO HOST INTERMITTENT CILA TRAINING
DDD will be hosting a webinar for providers, individuals and families interested in learning more about the Intermittent CILA (ICILA) program and ICILA supports. Topics will include a brief overview of the program, common program concerns, how providers can use Assistive Technology to support an individual in ICILA, and a billing overview. Information on the webinar, including the registration link, is below.
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration: Registration Link
DRS SWTCIE NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is excited to announce the posting of the Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Through funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration, DRS will work in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on a demonstration project designed to increase opportunities for Illinois youth and adults with disabilities to transition from Subminimum Wage (SMW) to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE).
SWTCIE’s demonstration project focuses on supporting organizations which hold a 14(c) certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, to increase employment personnel capacity/expertise and engage individuals with disabilities in activities intended to achieve CIE. DRS anticipates funding 6 SWTCIE awards, with funding available 7/1/23 through 6/30/27. Applications for the SWTCIE NOFO may be submitted through 5/29/23 and a Technical Assistance Session will be offered on 5/2/23 from 10:30am-12:00pm (Webex link here). A summary of the SWTCIE NOFO, along with eligibility and application requirements, can be found here: IDHS: Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Illinois (24-444-30-3025) (state.il.us).
DDD SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FY23 REVALIDATION REMINDER
In the DDD Communication released March 24, 2023 (link here), DDD provided information on FY23 revalidation of all active DDD Supported Employment Program (SEP) awards. As a reminder, revalidations are being accepted through Friday, May 19, 2023. Information related to FY23 DDD SEP revalidation, including background, current impact, process to submit revalidation requests and DDD SEP documentation and billing can be found on the DDD Employment webpage. DDD SEP revalidation requests that are submitted on time, and which meet all necessary criteria, will be authorized for continued use into FY24. DDD SEP revalidation requests which are received after May 19, 2023, and those that do not meet DDD SEP criteria will be deactivated effective June 30, 2023.
ONGOING PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING TRAININGS
DDD has recognized a need to hold additional training sessions on the Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process. As such, DDD has added four (4) additional training sessions in May and June. The PCP training is the same quarterly training that has been held several times since the revision of the PCP documents. The Outcome/Strategy Development training is a new training. The sessions are all independent sessions. If you feel you need additional training on any of the PCP topics, please register for the training session that best fits your schedule. There will be additional opportunities in FY24 for training.
REMINDER: MEDICAID CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT IS ENDING
As a reminder, on January 5, 2023, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicaid continuous enrollment condition provisions will no longer be tied to the public health emergency (PHE). The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and the IDHS Division of Family and Community Services (FCS) are working to systematically review and complete annual redeterminations for all Medicaid beneficiaries. The plan is to complete annual redeterminations based on the month the beneficiary’s redetermination is due. The first month being targeted is July. Redetermination paperwork will be mailed to beneficiaries whose redeterminations are due in July, beginning May 1, 2023. The paperwork will be due back by the end of June 2023. For now, all beneficiaries need to make sure their mailing address is correct in the benefit system. The easiest way to make sure this information is correct is to log into your Manage My Case (MMC) account (Illinois.gov – IL Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) ABE Home Page) and make sure the information is correct. You can create a MMC account at the above-linked website if you don’t already have one. If, for some reason, you are unable to log in or create a MMC account, please contact the ABE Customer Call Center at 1-800-843-6154.
If you have any questions about your Medicaid eligibility, please email DHS.FCS.DDWAIVER@illinois.gov.
The information contained herein should not be considered a substitute for the appropriate official statutes, rules, regulations, or the advice of legal counsel.
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