Thanks to all those who were able to join us on the Medicaid and Issues with Sherri Schneider webinar today.  We apologize again for not being able to accommodate everyone who registered.

HOT OFF THE PRESS -Sherri shared on the webinar:

1) Effective 3/30/18 – If the computer system that used to automatically cancel any case that was deemed to have missing information, will NO LONGER cancel the case.  Instead, a case worker will now be required to review the system to confirm that in fact the application/case is not complete.  Previously the system was automatically canceling cases even though the forms were complete.  This will hopefully mean less automatic denials.

2) Effective 3/30/18 – A reopened case will automatically be back dated three months.  Previously you had to ask for the 3 month retroactive action.  This will hopefully mean less gaps in coverage while HFS works out these issues.

The Arc of Illinois continues to meet with HFS to problem solve the larger systems issues.  We are still very concerned that there continues to be denials and we can’t get case workers on the phone.  More to come!

Additional Webinar!

Because there was so much interest, we are adding another round of the same webinar next Wednesday, April 11 from 1-2:15 pm.  This is for people who were unable to attend today’s webinar. Here is the registration link:

Material: The power point that Sherri used as well as the Arc’s Medicaid workaround fact sheet. 

Join us: If you wanted to hear more from Sherri, please check out the Arc Convention information (  The Arc Convention is April 25 and 26 in Lisle.  If you are an individual with disabilities or a family member, you are eligible for the consumer and family involvement stipends (

Additional Questions – You can submit additional Medicaid questions which we will try to address at the convention.

Thanks, Meg

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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)