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HCBS Settings Surveys

In September and October 2014, the State distributed a self-administered survey to all of its HCBS waiver settings, as the first step of the State’s initial assessment of its settings’ compliance with the federal rule.  The State worked in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) Survey Research Office and created two provider self-assessment surveys – one for residential and one for non-residential settings.  
Those surveys, and the letters that accompanied them, are linked below:
 

 

Using the setting self-assessments above, and relying on a preliminary review of available licensing and other data available, the State preliminarily divided its settings into the following four categories:

·         Category 1: Settings that fully align with the federal requirements

·         Category 2: Settings that do not comply but may comply with modifications

·         Category 3: Settings that are at risk of being unable to meet the federal requirements

·         Category 4: Settings that are presumably not home and community-based (presumed to be institutional) but for which the State may provide justification/evidence through the federal heightened scrutiny process to show that the settings do not have the characteristics of an institution and do have the qualities of home and community-based settings

The results of the self-assessment surveys, broken down by the state agency that operates the waiver program the settings participate in, appear below:
 
 
 
DRS
Aging
SLP
DD
Total
Category 1
26
61
88
1,587
1,762
Category 2
5
16
22
326
369
Category 3
0
0
0
0
0
Category 4
4
6
31
47
88
Total
42
85
146
2,023
2,219
 
 
 

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