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Proposed Changes In Methods And Standards

State of Illinois Healthcare and Family Services

Proposed Changes In Methods And Standards For Establishing Medical Assistance Payment Rates for County Owned or Operated Long Term Care Providers

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is providing notice of a change regarding reimbursement for emergency home response services.

Effective for dates of service on or after October 15, 2006, the Department of Human Services began reimbursing providers of emergency home response services, as provided through its home- and community-based waivers under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, at $30 per installation of an emergency home response system, and at $28 per month for the provision of such services. These changes will result in a reduction in Medicaid spending of approximately $400,000 per year and are being implemented in order to be consistent with the reimbursement rates provided by other State agencies.

Time, place and manner in which interested persons may comment on the proposed changes:

Any interested party may submit comments, data, views, or arguments concerning these proposed. All comments must be in writing and should be addressed to:

Bureau of Program and Reimbursement Analysis

Division of Medical Programs

Healthcare and Family Services

201 South Grand Avenue East

Springfield, Illinois 62763-0001

E-mail address:

Interested persons may review these proposed changes on the Internet at HFS Public Notices. Local access to the Internet is available through any local public library. In addition, this material may be viewed at the local offices (except in Cook County) operated by the Department of Human Services. In Cook County, the changes may be reviewed at the Office of the Director, Healthcare and Family Services, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. The changes may be reviewed at all offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. This notice is being provided in accordance with federal requirements found at 42 CFR 447.205.