DDD Communication – January 18, 2023

QUICK NOTES

  • The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has three upcoming webinars. Please see below for links including one corrected link:
    • Person-Centered Planning (PCP) Quarterly Training: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
    • PCP Office Hours: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting Link
    • Rule 116 Office Hours (CORRECTED/new link): Thursday, January 19, 2023, 3:00 p.m. –3:30  p.m. Registration

JANUARY 1 RATE CHANGES INFORMATION BULLETIN RELEASED

Yesterday afternoon, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) released the Final Information Bulletin – Rate Changes for DDD Waiver Funded and ICF Programs. This Information Bulletin provides information and guidance related to the implementation of the second set of the Guidehouse Rate Study recommendations as well as other FY23 budget increases including the implementation of the rate increase given in Spring 2022 and a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Child Group Homes (CGHs) as well as the Independent Service Coordination (ISC) Agency COLA, among others. The DDD already received several questions on the Information Bulletin related to the regionalization factor and its effect on the DSP hourly wage. To alleviate confusion, the unclear language has been removed.

UPDATED PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING FORMS ARE AVAILABLE

The DDD’s Person-Centered Planning (PCP) forms have been updated to reflect more specific direction from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the information required for all modifications an individual may have related to the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule expectations. We also corrected several formatting issues on the original forms. Just a reminder, any Discovery meetings held after October 1, 2022, must be completed on these new forms. When you open the forms, you will receive a “please wait” message. You will need to download and save the forms to your computer hard drive and open them from your saved files, not the internet. Please begin using these updated forms immediately.

New forms are linked below and also posted on the PCP webpage.

Discovery Tool

Discovery Tool in Spanish

Personal Plan

Personal Plan in Spanish

Implementation Strategy

Implementation Strategy in Spanish

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INSTITUTE – APPLICATION DUE THIS WEEK!

Do not miss this opportunity to participate in the Supportive Housing Institute! Applications are due this Friday, January 20, 2023. This is a great opportunity to partner with developers and consider expanding supports and services with affordable housing. An informational webinar was previously held and recorded here. Materials can be found on the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) website here. If you need further information about the Institute or the application, please send an e-mail to Illinois.Institute@csh.org or you can contact SHPA at d.esposito@shpa-il.org.

UIC’S INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IS HIRING!

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) is searching for one visiting research specialist to support the IDHD’s work with the DDD on the Direct Support Professional (DSP) Training project. The position is for a curriculum developer/webmaster. Please see this link for more information: Curriculum Developer/Webmaster Job Posting.

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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