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:
- Persons who are Elderly
- Persons with Disabilities
- Persons with HIV/AIDS
- Persons with Brain Injury and
- 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: http://www.hfs.illinois.gov/hcbswaivers/