This is The Arc’s second commentary on the Draft 1115 Medicaid Waiver. The Arc’s comments
submitted on November 20, 2013 remain relevant. We also appreciate the attention and changes
in the new draft which resulted from comments from the Developmental Disability Advocacy
Community. Thank you.

Our commentary on this new Draft 1115 will concentrate on six key areas of Pathway 5: LTSS
Infrastructure, Choice, and Coordination:

  1. Ligas Consent Decree
  2. Bogard Consent Decree & Free Standing Non-Conflictual Service Coordination
  3. New Centers For Medicaid & Medicaid Services New Rules on Home & Community Based
  4. Governor Quinn’s Rebalancing Initiative
  5. Recommended Two New Waiver Goals
  6. Other
  7. Arc Position on Service Coordination


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)