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.
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.
This memo includes updates on potential Medicaid crisis stabilization coverage in hospitals and Medicaid reimbursement rate proposals for psychiatric collaborative care and substance use providers.
IHA updates address new Medicaid coverage for substance misuse screening and intervention in hospital and community settings. Resources include a new children’s mental health plan for Illinois.
Hospitals that treated eligible, uninsured patients in inpatient psychiatric units diverted from SOPHs due to a temporary COVID-19 outbreak must submit all applications to the state by April 30.
Due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the state extended time-limited payments to community hospitals for treating eligible, uninsured patients in hospital inpatient psychiatric units diverted from SOPHs.
An IHA memo outlines behavioral health-related Medicaid updates, including removal of the 60-day detox readmission penalty and community mental health and substance use provider rate increases.
IHA provides several behavioral healthcare updates and resources, including Medicaid updates, expedited youth evaluaions and a recap of new state laws effective before or on Jan. 1, 2022.
DHS-DMH announced new, time-limited payments to community hospitals for treating eligible, uninsured patients in hospital inpatient psychiatric units who are diverted from SOPHs due to COVID-19.
IHA shares several updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare focused on Medicaid, care coordination, COVID-19, and recent IHA comment letters to government agencies.
In July 2022, the Illinois Dept. of Human Services-Division of Mental Health plans to use “988” as a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
HRSA has launched an effort to improve access to substance use disorder treatment, HRSA DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program for Buprenorphine-Trained Clinicians.
HHS published Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder, exempting certain eligible providers to treat up to 30 patients with buprenorphine.
On Jan. 27 SAMHSA canceled plans announced earlier this month to exempt many physicians from certain requirements under CSA to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment.
On Jan. 27, HHS reversed the DATA-Waiver exemption for physicians detailed in this memo.
IHA shares updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare, including summaries of state requirements to change bed capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In acknowledgment that admissions to civil units within Illinois’ six SOPHs are slower than normal due to COVID-19, DHS will temporarily provide a funding opportunity to community hospitals.
On Nov. 10, 2020, IHA provides several updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare, including a summary of the cancellation of Medicaid Integrated Health Homes.
On Oct. 15, the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services issued a notice with updates on Medicaid behavioral health service reimbursement and care coordination plans for 2021.
The Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services released a Provider Notice to encourage hospitals and long-term care providers to use the Front Door Diversion Program.
IHA provides several behavioral health updates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and suicide-related resources and material from The Joint Commission.
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 – including the new Medicaid add-on payments for behavioral health professionals.
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. Updates include general Medicaid notices and resources from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
IHA requests member comments on a proposed federal policy that focuses on environmental safeguards in a hospital.
IHA provides several updates concerning hospital and health system behavioral healthcare, including the new Medicaid 1115 Waiver Programs Proposed in State Rules.
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. Read about the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.
Several updates related to behavioral healthcare through Medicaid resulted from IHA's 2017 recommendations. See a summary of the updates, including statewide 1115 Demonstration Waiver pilots.
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.
In a comment letter to IDPH, IHA outlines concerns with the current Emergency Rule. Among IHA's recommendations is to expand the permitted bypass window from 2-4 hours to 8-12 hours.
IHA wrote the IDPH Office of Preparedness and Response regarding the implementation of Public Act 102-0623, which amended the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act.
IHA sent a comment letter to Rep. Greg Harris (D-13), responding to a request for feedback on the most common reasons for denials of behavioral healthcare by Medicaid managed care organizations.
IHA sent the Illinos Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services its input to improve substance use disorder (SUD) care for Medicaid beneficiaries--including medication-assisted treatment.
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.
IHA encourages immediate implementation of PA 100-1019. Improved telehealth coverage will strengthen access to provider networks and contribute to timely care in the most appropriate setting.
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.
The resources below provide additional information to supplement IHA’s work to advance behavioral health.