MFTD Waiver Families

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

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January Calendars

We are continuing to track hours actually received during January.  Here are January calendars for anyone who needs one.

January calendar for families who receive hours

January calendar for families who receive budgets


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Hours Tracking

During December and January, MFTD families will be tracking the actual number of nursing hours they are receiving.  Please use the following calendars to assist you in tracking your hours for the month of December.

Instructions for Calendars

Calendar for Families who Receive HOURS

Calendar for F…

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A Note About Managed Care

Many families may have received notices about children in Illinois being required to join managed care this fall. All children in the MFTD Waiver are exempt from managed care. You do not need to sign up for a plan. If you accidentally signed up for one, call your DSCC case manager to resolve the si…

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Father sues Blue Cross for denying nursing care

Another critically important lawsuit from lawyer Bob Farley.  If insurance companies would provide home nursing care, many children in the MFTD Waiver would not need to rely on Medicaid for nursing care.  The state could save millions annually if insurance companies provided home nursing care.  Plea…

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Ronald McDonald House Valentine's Day Party

On Valentine's Day, members of MFTD Waiver Families threw an amazing party at Ronald McDonald House for families staying there. In addition to serving dinner, volunteers decorated the dining room with mood lighting, fresh flowers, and lanterns, and gave adults and children Valentine's Day gift bag…

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New MFTD Waiver Approved

February, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that a new MFTD Waiver was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)! The new program is nearly identical to the previous program. All of the troubling issues, such as income caps, cost sharing, personal attendant use, and level of c…

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