Governor launches Office of Health Innovation and Transformation (GOHIT)

On Feb. 12, 2014, Governor Quinn released The Path to Transformation, an ambitious five-year plan to lower health costs by modernizing the state’s healthcare and human services delivery infrastructure. The centerpiece of the proposal is the 1115 Waiver, which consolidates nine existing federal waivers for special needs populations. Patient-centered outcomes research indicates that home and community-based […]

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Framework Assists Illinois with the Balancing Incentives Program

The federal Balancing Incentives Program (BIP) incentivizes states to increase access to non-institutional long-term services and supports (LTSS) through a short-term increase in Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP). Federal requirements outline the structural changes states must implement to qualify, including No Wrong Door/Single Entry Point (NWD/SEP), uniform assessment instruments and conflict-free case management. The Framework […]

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HSC recommends adding Corrections and Juvenile Justice to the Framework

At its January 15, 2014 meeting, the Governor’s Human Services Commission (HSC) formally recommended that the Framework add the Illinois Departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice as partner agencies. The HSC articulated a clear rationale for this recommendation based on the following principles: The criminal justice population—already vulnerable to adverse risks—needs to be included in […]

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Framework Completes Work on ACF Interoperability Grant

The Illinois Interoperability and Integration Project (the Illinois Interoperability Project) was funded by a $1,125,000 State Systems Interoperability and Integration Projects planning grant from the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Partnership Fund, distributed by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). During the 16-month grant period, Illinois established and implemented a governance structure […]

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Register now to join a Virtual Town Hall Conversation!

The Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project is kicking off the next Listening Tour with a series of Virtual Town Hall Conversations. These webinars will include a presentation on the Illinois Framework, as well as several interactive opportunities for discussion and feedback. Register today to participate in a Virtual Town Hall Conversation!  March 12, 9:30 – […]

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