Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is a key component of individual well-being. IHA supports hospital efforts to expand behavioral health services in Illinois and develop new ways to provide needed care to patients.

  • Updates
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  • Resources
May 15, 2020

Grant Opportunity: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

The HHS HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy announced a grant opportunity for rural entities addressing SUDs.

Apr 27, 2020

Integrated Health Homes Implementation Delayed to Jan. 1, 2021

The Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services is delaying implementation of the Integrated Health Home program to Jan. 1, 2021.

Apr 07, 2020

State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals: Admissions Resumed

On March 14, IDHS/DMH announced a temporary hold on admissions to three State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals. On April 7, the hold was lifted and admissions resumed.

Apr 01, 2020

IHA COVID-19 Telehealth Update #1: State Coverage and Reimbursement

Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order and HFS issued Emergency Rules (89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.403(e)) and a Provider Notice, all focused on telehealth coverage and reimbursement.

Feb 18, 2020

IHHs Delayed – Comments to IHA Extended to Feb. 19

HFS is accepting questions/comments concerning the proposed changes in reimbursement methods and standards until Feb. 23. Send comments to IHA for inclusion in our comment letter by Feb. 19. 

Jan 29, 2020

Integrated Health Homes – Comments Requested

IHA is seeking comments on the Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services Public Notice proposing to begin Medicaid coverage for Integrated Health Home services on Apr. 1.

Jan 23, 2020

IHA Update: Behavioral Health Notices & Notifications

IHA provides several updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.

Jan 13, 2020

Medicaid Releases Psychiatric Rate Add-ons

The Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services updated its Practitioner Fee Schedule with psychiatric service add-on payments, which were delayed. See IHA's memo on eligible procedure codes.

Dec 10, 2019

New Hospital Requirements for Child Reporting Effective January 1, 2020

On Nov. 14, 2019, SB391 passed the General Assembly in Veto Session with additional child-related hospital care coordination required for compliance by Jan. 1, 2020. IHA summarizes the new rules.

Nov 06, 2019

Hospital & Staff Requirements under Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)

Three new state laws amend the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) impacting hospitals and their staff beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Nov 05, 2019

Request for Applications - Hospital Grant Opportunity

DHS contacted IHA to encourage hospitals to apply for a grant opportunity related to services for class members covered by the Williams v. Pritzker and Colbert v. Pritzker Consent Decrees.

Jul 16, 2019

IHA Update: Behavioral Health Notices & Notifications

IHA has developed a comprehensive memo concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.

May 21, 2019

CMS Proposes Ligature Risk Requirements

IHA requests member comments on a proposed federal policy that focuses on environmental safeguards in a hospital.

Jan 22, 2019

IHA Update: Notices & Notifications

Updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.

Jan 14, 2019

Integrated Health Homes-Update #4

This update includes information on an HFS notice seeking questions/comments on development of a new service definition/code for activities related to provider consultations with IHHs.

Jan 11, 2019

Integrated Health Homes Proposed Rule

IHA has edited the First Notice for the IHH rulemaking to incorporate language changes indicated in the Second Notice.

Dec 03, 2018

Integrated Health Homes-Update #3

The Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services has announced a full delay of the Mediciad Integrated Health Homes program until administrative rules are finalized.

Nov 12, 2018

Integrated Health Homes-Update #2

This memo summarizes the latest information on Integrated Health Homes as shared by the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services.

Oct 24, 2018

IHA Summary: President Signs Federal Opioid Package

Today, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, H.R. 6 (115).

Aug 29, 2018

Integrated Health Homes-Update #1

This memo summarizes the latest information on Integrated Health Homes as shared by the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services.

Jul 20, 2018

Illinois Medicaid Behavioral Health Initiative

This memo updates the Illinois Medicaid Better Care Illinois Behavioral Health Initiative and other Medicaid-related behavioral healthcare issues.

Jun 25, 2018

House Passes Opioid Package-Support for Patients and Communities Act

This memo summarizes legislation passed by the U.S. House to address the opioid crisis.

Jun 21, 2018

IHA Update: Illinois Medicaid 1115 Waiver

This memo provides several new Medicaid-related behavioral health updates.

Feb 08, 2018

February 2018 Update

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, hospitals cannot keep a list of individuals who may not be admitted. Read about this change and summaries of notices from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Nov 20, 2017

November 2017 Update

Medicaid reimbursement rates increased for services provided at certified community mental health centers and a new license was created for prescribing psychologists.

Jul 13, 2017

July 2017 Update

A proposed rule from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services seeks to implement the Custody Relinquishment Prevention Act through a more intensive Specialized Family Support Program.

Mar 14, 2017

March 2017 Update

State agencies issued Medicaid reimbursement guidance for clinical psychologists and clinical social workers, and updated contraindications for civil admission to a state hospital.

Oct 18, 2016

Community Mental Health Center Updates

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services made significant changes to the Community Mental Health Services Guide and issued time-limited psychiatric service payment add-ons.

Sep 27, 2016

September 2016 Update

Proposed reimbursement rate increases would apply to mental health rehabilitative services provided in or by community mental health centers, as well as physician benefit categories.

Jun 29, 2020

IHA Comments on SUD Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

IHA sent HFS its input to improve substance use disorder (SUD) care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
 

Feb 21, 2020

IHA Submits Comments to HFS on Integrated Health Homes

IHA submitted comments to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services on the proposed changes in the methods and standards by which the Dept. will reimburse providers for Integrated Health Homes.

Aug 01, 2019

Recommendations to the Illinois Broadband Advisory Council

IHA and 14 other healthcare organizations urge the Council to prioritize capital funding to improve access to healthcare.

Jun 18, 2019

IHA Comment Letter to CMS on Proposed Ligature Risk Guidance

IHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) regarding their proposed guidance on ligature risk.

Apr 03, 2019

IHA Encourages New Medicaid Law Implementation

Letter to HFS encouraging immediate implementation of Public Act 100-1019.

Feb 13, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Rule Creating 1115 Waiver Services

This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services provides comments on the notice of proposed amendments to Specialized Health Care Delivery Systems.

Nov 21, 2018

Proposed Amendments to Rule Creating IHHs

This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services expresses concerns about proposed amendments to the rule creating Integrated Health Homes.

Sep 04, 2018

Reimbursement for Medicaid Community Mental Health Services

This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services seeks to clarify hospital-based organized clinic reimbursement for Medicaid community mental health services.

Jul 17, 2018

Better Care Illinois Behavioral Health Initiative

This letter focuses on the Behavioral Health Clinic designation, Integrated Health Homes and recent updates on the community mental health service array.

Apr 06, 2018

Proposed Medicaid Reimbursement Comment Letter

IHA outlined support and requested clarification of proposed amendments to reimburse mobile crisis response and integrated assessments for community mental health services.

Mar 27, 2018

Medicaid Rule 140 Comment Letter

IHA outlined support for proposed amendments to Medicaid Rule 140 that allow for hospital-based organized clinics to be certified and reimbursed for community mental health services.

Dec 15, 2017

Strategies to Address Opioid Epidemic

As part of the State's continuing effort to combat the opioid crisis, IHA respectfully urges HFS to pursue a waiver of the Institutions for Mental Disease exclusion.

May 26, 2017

Rule 132-140 Revisions

IHA outlined support for ensuring equal reimbursement rates for the same community mental health services provided in behavioral health clinics and community mental health centers.

Mar 10, 2017

Integrated Health Home Quality

IHA's Behavioral Health Advisory Forum offered several recommendations to effectively implement quality measures for Integrated Health Homes.

IHA Referral Guide

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Illinois Youth Resources for Mental Health, Well-Being and Resilience lists mental health services for children, adolescents and others. Link to the English version below. The guide is aslo available in Spanish.

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