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
  • Comment Letters
  • Resources
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.

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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