SOPH Reimbursement Update

March 24, 2020

The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) has requested that IHA share its Communication Alert with hospitals regarding State-Operated Psychiatric Hospital (SOPH) COVID-19 protocols and reimbursement.

IHA negotiated this agreement for hospitals providing inpatient psychiatric care to uninsured patients in qualifying regions.  DHS has a tentative goal of restarting patient admissions at all three SOPHs currently diverting patients to community hospitals by March 30.  As background, see DHS’ original Communication Alert and IHA’s follow-up member memo clarifying DHS protocols.