Illinois

Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:00 – 4:00PM View the webinar here. As states continue to focus on integrated care and delivery system reform, meaningful opportunities exist to improve care for people living with HIV (PLWH). In particular, states can use existing centers of care to promote “one-stop shopping” utilization of multidisciplinary services for PLWH and […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Preterm birth, which accounts for approximately 11.5 percent of all births and 50 percent of pregnancy-related costs, is the largest cause of infant morbidity and mortality. This creates a significant burden on the U.S. healthcare system. A leading strategy for decreasing infant morbidity and mortality related to preterm birth is for states to use perinatal […]

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  • Selected State Initiatives on Medicaid Financing of Perinatal Regionalization

    Today, nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. As the payer for nearly half of all births nationwide, Medicaid is a key partner in the financing of perinatal regionalization. Medicaid covers specific services that can maximize access to risk-appropriate care for mothers and infants, including the coverage of pre- and post-natal […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP recently brought together a group of state and federal policy leaders to discuss the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, D-SNP health plans, and other programs and resources aimed at aligning health care payment and delivery to improve care for dual eligibles. See a report from the meeting and sign up for a webinar on state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Nearly one in five Americans has some type of diagnosable mental health disorder. With these disorders costing $201 billion in 2013, behavioral health is a critical issue for state health policymakers. Children, including very young children, can experience mental health problems, and addressing these issues early can improve outcomes and lessen costs. Approximately 15 percent […]

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  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Policy and Process Changes State Legislation HB 1046, introduced in the 2013-2014 legislative session, specifically allows incarcerated individuals to apply for Medicaid prior to the date of their release. If these individuals are found to be eligible for Medicaid, they will be able to receive coverage after their release. In addition, the bill allows for […]

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    December 17, 2015 | Filed under: Illinois
  • Illinois Health Connect is the state’s primary care case management (PCCM) program for certain populations covered by Medicaid, CHIP, and the state-funded program for children who would otherwise be uninsured. The program launched in July 2006. Participating primary care providers (PCPs) sign an agreement that specifies expectations, such as standards for afterhours access to care. In return, PCPs […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Illinois
  • In Illinois:   Physical health services are delivered through Illinois Health Connect, a primary care case management (PCCM) system, as well as voluntary managed care organizations (MCOs) in some areas of the state. Children and adults who are income-eligible for Medicaid are required to enroll in Illinois Health Connect, but if they live in one […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Illinois
  • (As of April 2013) At a Glance Partnerships between the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Medicaid), Illinois Health Connect (the state’s Medicaid primary care case management program), and the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics support screening and services for children Multiple billing codes support mental health and substance abuse screenings in […]

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    October 21, 2013 | Filed under: Illinois