July 2017 Notices

July 5, 2017


Fiscal Year 2018 Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Assessment Programs Notice of Assessments
Last week, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) mailed the FY 2018 Hospital Assessment remittance notices for July through December. The remittance notices reflect the Inpatient and Outpatient assessments due previously for the month plus the ACA increase for the month.

Hospitals must remit the monthly assessments using the Illinois State Treasurer’s E-Pay Program. In order to use this service, your hospital will need an Internet connection, checking account information (bank routing number and account number) from which the payment will be made and the hospital’s current remittance card. If your hospital is not familiar with the Illinois State Treasurer's E -Pay Program, please contact the Bureau of Hospital and Provider Services at 217-524-7110.

Fiscal Year 2018 Hospital Assessment Due Dates

July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 20, 2017
November 21, 2017
December 20, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 20, 2018

See the notice for further details. Hospitals that do not pay their assessments by the due date are subject to financial penalties.

Psychiatric Services Provided Within Community Mental Health Centers Extended Through December 31, 2017
HFS issued a notice to inform participating physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses partnering with participating Community Mental Health Centers and billing HFS that it has extended the enhanced payment for certain fee-for-service psychiatric services through December 31, 2017.

Durable Medical Equipment Prior Approval Process with Transition from Managed Care Organization to HFS Fee-for-Service
HFS issued a notice that clarifies information HFS needs to efficiently process prior approval requests when participants transition from a Managed Care Organization to HFS fee-for-service. Submission of required information for durable medical equipment with the initial prior authorization request helps ensure timely processing. Refer to the notice for details.