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MFTD Waiver Families

Support for families of children in the Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent Waiver

Welcome to MFTD Waiver Families!

If your child is part of Illinois' Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent (MFTD) Waiver, often called the DSCC waiver, this is the place for you. 

We also welcome families who receive home nursing through Medicaid's NPCS program.

Are you new to the waiver? We are here to help you! Please contact us using our contact form to get assistance from experienced families in this program. To get more information, we recommend you start with our About the MFTD Waiver page. 

Action Alert!

The state of Illinois has currently imposed draconian budget cuts on reimbursement for private duty nursing, DME, mobility equipment, therapy, and other services. We are fighting these cuts, because they are keeping kids in hospitals, forcing kids at home back in to hospitals, and threatening the welfare of children and their families. 

Find out more on our Reimbursement Cuts page.

Please Contact Your Legislators and the Governor to express your opinion on these cuts, using our sample letters and phone scripts.

View Media Coverage about these cuts and their impact on children who receive home nursing.

Recent News

Federal Judge Orders State of Illinois to Provide Community-based Nursing Care to Children with Severe Disabilities and Medical Conditions

April 7, 2016

Federal Judge Orders State of Illinois to Provide Community-based Nursing Care to Children with Severe Disabilities and Medical Conditions

For Immediate Release:
April 6, 2016

Contact:
Jill Wohl
773-562-0159, jill@legalcouncil.org
Jane Perkins
919-968-6308, perkins@healthlaw.org
Robert H. Farley, Jr.
630-369-0103, farleylaw@aol.com


CHICAGO--Today, federal district court Judge Cha…

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Big Win in OB vs. Norwood

March 21, 2016

A huge WIN today in one of our pending lawsuits, OB vs. Norwood. It applies to ALL children receiving nursing through Medicaid, and requires the state to immediately make sure all children are receiving the nursing care hours they have been allotted. It does not specify how the state must meet the requirement, though we expect to see significant increases in nurse reimbursement as one likely outco…

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