Special Services to Persons with Disabilities (SSPD)

Special Services to Persons with Disabilities

The SSPD program provides services in a variety of settings to assist individuals in developing the skills needed to remain in the community as independently as possible. Services included in the service plan consist of counseling, personal care and help with the development of skills needed for independent living in the community. Services vary depending on the regional contract.

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Information & Provider Letters

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Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
IL 2012-86 Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
IL 2012-83 Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification (MESAV) Effective November 2, 2012
IL 2012-08 Managing the Most Frequent Rejected and Denied Provider Claims
IL 2012-21 New EDI 5010 Diagnosis Code Requirement -- affects Claim Submission and Payment
IL 2011-68 Reminder Regarding Protecting Confidential Information
IL 2010-88 Hospice Managed Care
IL 2009-94 Reminder: 12-Month Claims Payment Rule
IL 2009-36 TV Converter Box Program Update
IL 2008-134 License Non-Renewal and Community Services Contract Termination
IL 2008-154 Announcement of Availability of New Consumer Rights Booklet