HFS Releases Provider Notices

May 19, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) issued a provider notice yesterday reminding healthcare providers that COVID-19 diagnostic testing and testing-related services free of charge to all Illinois residents, regardless of insurance status or immigration status, and has initiated a new eligibility category to reimburse providers for these services.Details are outlined in the notice.

Also yesterday, HFS issued a provider notice on temporary prior approval requirement changes for durable medical equipment and supplies providers and home health agencies related to COVID-19.

IHA is reviewing the notices and will provide additional information shortly.