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.
The HHS HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy announced a grant opportunity for rural entities addressing SUDs.
The Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services is delaying implementation of the Integrated Health Home program to Jan. 1, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IHA provides several updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.
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.
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.
Three new state laws amend the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) impacting hospitals and their staff beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
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.
IHA has developed a comprehensive memo concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.
IHA requests member comments on a proposed federal policy that focuses on environmental safeguards in a hospital.
Updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare.
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.
IHA has edited the First Notice for the IHH rulemaking to incorporate language changes indicated in the Second Notice.
The Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services has announced a full delay of the Mediciad Integrated Health Homes program until administrative rules are finalized.
This memo summarizes the latest information on Integrated Health Homes as shared by the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services.
Today, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, H.R. 6 (115).
This memo updates the Illinois Medicaid Better Care Illinois Behavioral Health Initiative and other Medicaid-related behavioral healthcare issues.
This memo summarizes legislation passed by the U.S. House to address the opioid crisis.
This memo provides several new Medicaid-related behavioral health updates.
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.
Medicaid reimbursement rates increased for services provided at certified community mental health centers and a new license was created for prescribing psychologists.
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.
State agencies issued Medicaid reimbursement guidance for clinical psychologists and clinical social workers, and updated contraindications for civil admission to a state hospital.
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.
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.
IHA sent HFS its input to improve substance use disorder (SUD) care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
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.
IHA and 14 other healthcare organizations urge the Council to prioritize capital funding to improve access to healthcare.
IHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) regarding their proposed guidance on ligature risk.
Letter to HFS encouraging immediate implementation of Public Act 100-1019.
This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services provides comments on the notice of proposed amendments to Specialized Health Care Delivery Systems.
This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services expresses concerns about proposed amendments to the rule creating Integrated Health Homes.
This letter to the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services seeks to clarify hospital-based organized clinic reimbursement for Medicaid community mental health services.
This letter focuses on the Behavioral Health Clinic designation, Integrated Health Homes and recent updates on the community mental health service array.
IHA outlined support and requested clarification of proposed amendments to reimburse mobile crisis response and integrated assessments for community mental health services.
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.
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.
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.
IHA's Behavioral Health Advisory Forum offered several recommendations to effectively implement quality measures for Integrated Health Homes.
IHA encourages members and others interested in advancing behavioral healthcare to use the resources below.
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.