Downstate folks, ignore those letters!
Illinois' plan to expand Medicaid managed care statewide has hit a snag.
Just four days before the rollout, on March 27, the state Department ot Healthcare and Family Services was told by federal CMS to delay implementation. An HFS client notice, dated March 29, explains that the people impacted by this delay would be those who chose or were assigned to an MCO in the expansion counties for an April 1, 2018 or later effective date AND were receiving LTSS services through the following programs:
* Community Care Program (Elderly waiver)
* Home Services Program (Disability waiver)
* Supportive Living Program (SLP waiver)
* Nursing Home or LTC facility (non-MMAI dual eligible)
For now, these clients will continue to receive "the old way" and continue to bill the Department of Aging for services.
Once the transition is re-scheduled, wrote an IdoA notificiation, "The entire process will start over" and "the clients will be sent new enrollment letters and will need to re-select an MCO again."
This latest expansion was to have brought the remaining 72 state's 102 counties into managed care,