(a) Illinois’ long-term care system is in a state of transformation, as evidenced by the creation and subsequent work products of the Disability Services Advisory Committee, Older Adult Services Advisory Committee, Housing Task Force and other executive and legislative branch initiatives.
     (b) Illinois’ Money Follows the Person demonstration approval capitalizes on this progress and commits the State to transition approximately 3,357 older persons and persons with developmental, physical or psychiatric disabilities from institutional to home and community-based settings, resulting in an increased percentage of long-term care community spending over the next 5 years.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/53

  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Departments: means for the purposes of this Act, the Department of Human Services, the Department on Aging, Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Public Health, unless otherwise noted. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • home and community-based long-term care services: means , with respect to the State Medicaid program, a service aid, or benefit, home and community-based services, including, but not limited to, home health and personal care services, that are provided to a person with a disability, and are voluntarily accepted, as part of his or her long-term care that: (i) is provided under the State's qualified home and community-based program or that could be provided under such a program but is otherwise provided under the Medicaid program; (ii) is delivered in a qualified residence; and (iii) is necessary for the person with a disability to live in the community. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     (c) The State will endeavor to increase the percentage of community-based long-term care spending over the next 5 years according to the following timeline:
         Estimated baseline: 28.5%
         Year 1: 30%
         Year 2: 31%
         Year 3: 32%
         Year 4: 35%
         Year 5: 37%
     (d) The Departments will utilize interagency agreements and will seek legislative authority to implement a Money Follows the Person budgetary mechanism to allocate or reallocate funds for the purpose of expanding the availability, quality or stability of home and community-based long-term care services and supports for persons with disabilities.
     (e) The allocation of public funds for home and community-based long-term care services shall not have the effect of: (i) diminishing or reducing the quality of services available to residents of long-term care facilities; (ii) forcing any residents of long-term care facilities to involuntarily accept home and community-based long-term care services, or causing any residents of long-term care facilities to be involuntarily transferred or discharged; (iii) causing reductions in long-term care facility reimbursement rates in effect as of July 1, 2008; or (iv) diminishing access to a full array of long-term care options.