Back to Chicago today for more on the 1115 Waiver, this time, the Service Definitions
Group where we will discuss how the services within the nine waiver can be regrouped
or consolidated. This should be an interesting discussion. I am still having problems
about how all of this is going to come together with numerous work groups and over
900 participants, control and influence is problematic to say the least. What I do know
is that the Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformationn (GOHIT) will
be the lead for the 1115 Waiver implementation.

I must say that I am impressed about the amount of work the staff are putting in and
getting us the materials and presentations before these meetings is to be

Materials for today’s meeting include:

  1. Agenda
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Service Definitions Crosswalk
  4. Service Definitions Charter

The Governor’s staff continues to meet with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
(CMS) every other week to discuss the 1115 Waiver Proposal.

Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday!

Meeting location and call in number:

Chicago: Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St., 10th Floor conference room;
Springfield: Bloom Building, 201 South Grand Avenue, 3rd floor Large Video
Conference; Webinar/Conference Call: (408) 418-9002, code: 168-148-666#

There will be a webinar in addition to the call-in number for participants unable
to attend in Chicago or Springfield.  To access the webinar, you must register

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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