Just announced today:
CMS released additional guidance for states around EVV. It is saying that excludes ICFDDs AND group home/congregate settings (see the FAQ link below).  Guidance is here: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/hcbs/guidance/electronic-visit-verification/index.html

The Arc of the United States is still advocating for general delay of implementation is struggling states like ours.

New SDA billing rules 

A couple of organizations have approached me about the recent webinar and materials released by DDD around the role of SDAs going forward.  If your organization is concerned about this issue, please email me at meg@thearcofil.org.

Home Based Services – Upcoming Webinar

On May 8, 2018, the Division will host a Webinar on Self Direction Assistance (SDA) from 10:30am – 12:00pm. The webinar will address the SDA’s role, billable services and documentation. It will be recorded and posted on the DHS website for future reference. The intended audience is existing and potential SDA providers as well as Independent Service Coordination agencies. The Division will offer 1.5 Continuing Education credits (CEs) to QIDPs for their participation. These credits may be applied to the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement.
To register for this webinar, click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6095389389497729539



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