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Long Term Services and Supports

As required by the federal Deficit Reduction Act, changes were made to the eligibility rules for long term care beginning January 1, 2012. New rules about property transfers and penalties affect anyone going into a skilled care nursing facility, supportive living facility or receiving in-home care supports to allow the person to remain in their home. Additional changes took effect July 1, 2012 as a result of the Saving Medicaid and Resources Together (SMART) Act, Public Act 97-0689. Applicants apply through the local DHS Family Community Resource Center (FCRC).

  1. HFS LTC Billing Guidelines (pdf)
  2. MEDI LTC Change in Income Instructions (pdf)
  3. Required Staffing Plans (pdf)
  4. Provisional Eligibility Webinar (11/01/2018) (pdf)
  5. Provisional Eligibility Process Questions and Answers
  6. Provisional Eligibility Process
  7. Changes Made to Administrative Rules Affecting Eligibility for Long Term Care Services July 1, 2012
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Long Term Care Eligibility Rules
  10. Questions or Comments for Long Term Care
  11. Current State of LTC Determinations (pdf)
  12. Completing an ABE Application for LTC Facilities presentation from August 27, 2014 Webinar (pdf)
  13. 03/11/15 Springfield Forum: Long Term Care Questions and Answers (pdf)
  14. 03/11/15 Springfield Forum: Long Term Care Presentation (pdf)  

Materials for Providers on Using the ABE Partner Portal  

Materials for Providers on Using ABE for applications

Materials for Providers on Minimum Data Set (MDS)

SLP Heightened Scrutiny Settings 


Long Term Care Changes

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Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

JB Pritzker, Governor • Theresa Eagleson, Director

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