The Arc of Illinois Update #2

  The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update #2 Wage/Rate Increase Update and Clarification On Friday, I shared that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had approved the 3.5% rate increase retroactive to July 1.  ICFDDs once approved will be retroactive to August 1 per the budget bill.  Director Stark indicated she is hoping to... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update #1

  The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update #1 – So Much News We are Sending Two Emails!   Update On DD Hub – From Director Stark Since joining the Division of Developmental Disabilities as Director, I’ve heard from many of you about the DD Hub and how it has assisted providers and families in resolving Medicaid... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

Delay Until January 1 for Implementation of HFS Provider Registration The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is delaying implementation of the ordering/referring/prescribing requirements until January 1, 2020.This applies to claims for persons with traditional fee-for-service coverage as well as aHealthChoice Illinoismanaged care plan. Check out the notice here and below: This notice is a... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

Workforce and Subminimum Wage Opportunities: Opportunity 1: From DDD for Providers – Dec 5 With gracious support from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has become a member of the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN). The goal of the SELN is to assist member states in increasing the... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

Intelligent Lives TonightWatchIntelligent Liveson public television’s ”America ReFramed” series on the WORLD Channel!8 ET / 7 CT / 10 MT / 9 PTFIND YOUR LOCAL STATIONDISCUSSION GUIDE AND RESOURCES Assistive Tech Grants AnnouncedIn response to recommendations from the Assistive Technology Subcommittee of the Ligas Rates Oversight Committee, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) released an... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update – HFS Delays Medicaid Provider Change

Reminder Friday Webinar with New DD Director – Sept 27! Please join us for theArc of Illinois member webinarwith the new Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Allison Stark,Friday September 27 at 12:30 pm.We will welcome Director Stark and ask her to talk about her vision, priorities and plans for the division. Register here.... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update – 2020 Legislative Ideas Survey

We Need to Hear from YOU for the Arc’s 2020 State Legislative Agenda! Please fill out this very brief survey, telling us what the biggest concerns are for you, your family and your community organizations that should be addressed in this next legislative session. We are looking for the most critical issues as well as... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

As many of you have heard, Marca Bristo, CEO of Access Living passed this weekend. We at the Arcre-double our commitment to follow Marca’s leadership and example to keep fighting so that all people with disabilities will be directors of their own lives and full participants in all communities. We stand together to work for... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

I want to thank IARF for a great conference this week. Krescene Beck from the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance, Robby Stevens, self advocate and Anne Taylor from Marcfirst and I were able to present to more than 75 people about engaging people with disabilities and families in advocacy. At 11 am today, we are holding... Read more »

The Chicago Lighthouse Event

The Arc of Illinois is proud to support The Chicago Lighthouse’s upcoming event, Center Stage for Access and Inclusion, which will be held at Navy Pier on September 14 from 11-2pm. This free spectacular summer concert will feature the city’s most talented performers with and without disabilities in music, comedy, dancing, magic, and more. Special... Read more »