Early intervention payments to be made in Illinois
State Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-IL) said on his website that Illinois comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger announced Wednesday that her office is setting up accounts and will immediately begin making payments to early intervention providers, as soon as it receives vouchers from the Department of Human Services.
Munger learned from her nonprofit advisory council last week that early intervention services were "slipping through the cracks" of consent decrees requiring payments during the budget impasse, Pritchard's website said. As such, Munger said she contacted DHS officials to discuss what payment options were available.
After looking more closely at several active consent decrees, DHS and Munger agreed that early intervention services were covered. As a result, they began setting up the processes for making payments to providers.