I will be out of the office this afternoon and tomorrow on personal business.

Work Groups on the 1115 Waiver continue to meet and make
recommendations. At this time, it is unknown what the position of the new
Rauner Administration will be on the 1115 Waiver. The waiver was
submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) on June 4th
and discussions have been on going with CMS.

The new administration will need to take a hard look at this new 1115
Medicaid Transformation Waiver because in theory it reduces the Medicaid
bureaucracy and has the potential of bringing in more than $5 billion in new
federal funds.

I will continue to participate in this process because of the long-term
implications to the Disability Service System.

Governor Elect Rauner’s spokesperson has requested that any new
recommendation be submitted to them by December 15th.

On Wednesday, the Service Definition Work Group will focus on self-
direction. In the DDD (FMS) model of self-direction the it states on
Slide #30, “A paid
Support Worker cannot be a relative on which the participant is legally-
dependent (e.g., spouse, parent of a minor child).”


The Long-Term Services & Supports Subcommittee on Service
Definitions will meet this Wednesday. See agenda items below.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19th,  2014, 9:30AM-11:30AM

Chicago: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, 2nd
Floor Room 2-025

Springfield: Bloom Building- 201 South Grand Avenue East 3rd floor,
Large Video Conference Room

Conference Call:1-888-494-4032  Code: 965-284-9026#

Webinar registration:
Meeting materials include:

All breakthrough group related questions, comments and concerns can be
addressed to gov.ltss.gohit@illinois.gov

For more information on the Alliance for Health Implementation Work
Groups, and to access additional information and materials from previous
meetings, please visit:

The Conflict Free Work Group will also meet on Friday, Nov. 21st at from
9:30 to 11:30.

Chicago: 401 S. Clinton,1st Floor , Training Room;

Springfield: Bloom Building- 201 South Grand Avenue East, 3rd floor
Large Video Conference Room;

Conference Line: (213) 493-0003 Access Code: 657-356-791

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)