Happy 4th of July!  Happy Start of Disability Pride Month! 

Webinar: A Conversation With People With Disabilities About Sexual Violence and Call to Action for State Agencies 

Monday, July 8, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET
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This webinar, hosted by The Link Center in partnership with other federal agencies, will highlight the prevalence of sexual assault in the disability community and the unique dynamics and barriers survivors with disabilities experience when seeking support. It will feature sexual assault survivors with disabilities, as well as state officials and other individuals who have been leading efforts to improve access to care and support services. The panelists will share their experiences and recommendations for concrete actions that leaders can take to improve services in their states. The target audience is state mental health, developmental disability, and head injury administrators.

People with disabilities, especially those with cognitive disabilities, including I/DD and brain injury, experience sexual assault at much higher rates than nondisabled people. They also encounter challenges receiving care and support services due to pervasive accessibility barriers.

The goal of this webinar is to raise awareness of these issues among key leaders from state agencies that support people with disabilities.

https://acl.gov/news-and-events/announcements/conversation-people-disabilities-about-sexual-violence-and-call

56U/57U/58G Billing Updates 

Providers who experienced an issue with 56U, 57U, 58G billing in recent weeks are asked to rebill for these services. They should then review their remittance reports from 07/12/24 to see if billing was approved.  If billing is still incorrect, they should promptly notify DDD so that this issue can be further investigated & corrected prior to the cutoff for FY24 billing.

HFS EVV Town Hall Meetings

HFS is hosting a series of EVV Town Hall Meetings to hear concerns and answer questions from stakeholders. Materials from the June 18, 2024, Illinois EVV Townhall Webinar may be accessed at: https://hfs.illinois.gov/medicalproviders/electronicvisitverification/evvtownhallmeetings.html.  Please note that Q&A from the 06/18/2024 Townhall has been added to existing EVV FAQs on the HFS EVV Website.

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