Meeting with Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services

Friday, August 27, 2021 9:15 AM | Nina Vidmer (Administrator)

The Illinois Legislative Committee met with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Medicaid Director Kelly Cunningham and key staff members last week and wanted to share with our members that HFS has submitted two new provider notices that address one of our major issues we discussed in our meeting.

Please see notices below:

1. HFS is updating the LTC Admission process to systematically load new admissions into the HFS payment system upon entry through the MEDI provider portal.  This will affect admissions for individuals that have already been determined to be Medicaid eligible, as well as edits for other admissions.  Specifics on the new processing have been posted to the following HFS webpage in a document titled, "Implementation of New Policy for Systematic Processing of LTC Admissions."

https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProviders/ltss/ltc/Pages/default.aspx

HFS has set up a Webex meeting to discuss the attached document with providers on Wednesday, August 25 from 1-3pm.  Following is a link to the meeting:  HFS Webex on New Admission Processing 8-25-21

HFS anticipates additional meetings to answer questions as providers begin to work with the system changes.  In addition, a provider notice will be sent out on Monday, August 23 that summarizes the new processes.  The dedicated email address for issues with the process is anticipated to be operational by Monday as well.

 2.      The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Implementation of New Policy for Systematic Processing of Long Term Care Admissions and Additional MEDI Edits. You may view the new Notice at the following link: Provider Notices | HFS (illinois.gov)


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