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Two Updates in Relation to the Capitated Model of the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative 


As of Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) would like to provide two updates in relation to the Capitated Model of the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative.

After further discussion with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the department does not expect a Year 2 expansion of the geographic areas. The department's interest shall remain in the Year 1 geographic areas, where Plans can propose to serve one or both of the following service areas:

Greater Chicago Counties:

Central Illinois Counties:

In addition, the department would like to clarify which Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers will be included in this demonstration. Five of the nine HCBS Waivers the state operates are included in the demonstration, and they include:

  1. Persons who are Elderly
  2. Persons with Disabilities
  3. Persons with HIV/AIDS
  4. Persons with Brain Injury and
  5. Persons residing in Supportive Living Facilities.

More information on these waivers can be found on the HFS Web site HCBS Waivers or at the following link:

Julie Hamos
HFS Director