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.
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.
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.