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

ICAAP Issues "Concerns" over Managed Care for MFTD Children

May 20, 2017

We greatly appreciate the following letter, written by Illinois' branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), that lists out a variety of concerns regarding placing children in the MFTD Waiver into Managed Care. You can read the letter here.

MFTD Waiver Families Oppose Managed Care

May 15, 2017

We have been informed that children in the MFTD Waiver are to be moved to managed care as of January 2018. We strongly oppose this move. Read our open letter to Governor Rauner:


May 15, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706

Dear Governor Rauner:

We are writing to you regarding your plan to overhaul Medicaid, s…

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Contact Us

Visit us on Facebook!

We have a public page on Facebook and a private group for families. 

Save the Waiver FB Page

Email us to join the private Facebook group