One of the outcomes of The Arc’s Board of Director’s strategic planning was the creation of a task force to make recommendations on Phase Three of Managed Care here in Illinois. As you are aware, we have been following its development very closely. We wanted to have a strong position as the administration begins to look at the final phase of managed care implementation for all services/supports.
As a result, The Arc Task Force on Managed Care presented this position paper to The Arc Board of Directors at its last meeting, and the Board voted to adopt the following position.
Thanks to members of the task force that included Arc Board Members, Executive Directors and other interested advocates. A special thanks to our Chairperson, Amie Lulinski Norris.
Arc of Illinois Phase Three of Managed Care in Illinois: Position Statement
The Arc of Illinois stands in determined opposition of the implementation of Phase Three of the Illinois Integrated Care Program (ICP). We do not believe that for-profit Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) can, or will, adequately respond to the unique and fluid needs of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) in a community-based, person-centered, and self-directed manner focusing on individual choice and family involvement.
Not only does The Arc of Illinois have serious trepidation about the ability of MCOs to provide long-term supports and services (LTSS) to people with IDD, we are concerned that their role will contradict the duties of the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities by . . .
Read the entire position at this link: Arc Position Phase Three of Managed Care
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423