This may be worth attending.

Today, the House Appropriations Human Services Committee holds a hearing on the 1115
Waiver as well.


Rescheduled Stakeholder Engagement Meetings for the Illinois Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) would like to invite Illinois’ Medicaid
stakeholders to participate in a Stakeholder Engagement meeting regarding Illinois’ Medicaid
1115 Waiver Application Draft. These meetings will be held on January 9 and 10, 2014.

Representatives from the Governor’s Office, Health Management Associates (HMA), and
HMPRG will be available to discuss, answer questions, and hear comments regarding a draft
of the application for the Medicaid 1115 Waiver, which will be made available on the State’s
1115 Medicaid Waiver page in advance of the Stakeholder Meetings.

Two meetings will be held:

Meeting A: Thursday, January 9, 2014:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Thompson Center,
Auditorium, on the Lower Concourse Level (Register here)
Meeting B: Friday, January 10, 2014: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., via webinar (Register here)

For Meeting A, feel free to send more than one participant from your organization.  Video
conference, webinar, and teleconference options will not be available for Meeting A.

Meeting B will be a webinar that can be accessed online or participants can call in for audio
only.  The webinar has been set up to facilitate remote participation to ensure stakeholder
access to this process.  The same information will be presented at each meeting, and a
summary of public comments made at these meetings will be made available.

In November, stakeholders had the opportunity to discuss the Path to Transformation
Concept Paper.  Written comments were submitted to HMPRG and are being taken into
consideration as HMA develops the 1115 Waiver application.  The meetings on January 9 and
January 10 will focus on the draft waiver application and will replace the previously scheduled
and postponed December 19 and 20 meetings.

If you need accommodations for accessibility or translation services, please call:
312-372-4292 or email

Background: The State of Illinois has launched an effort to develop a Path to Transformation
Medicaid Waiver under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services waiver authority,
Section 1115 of the Social Security Act. Section 1115 waivers allow states to test new
approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules.  For more information on the
1115 Waiver process, see the State’s 1115 waiver page or HMPRG’s page regarding
stakeholder engagement.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)