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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!

Our families have decided to become involved in the federal debate over Medicaid, since proposed changes would likely eliminate or substantially restructure the MFTD Waiver. We have created a form letter that can be sent to your Illinois federal senators and representatives to oppose Medicaid block grants or per capita grants. Click here for more information.

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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