Dear Providers,

Although your FY17 contract payments may not have been issued by the Comptroller as of this time, please know that we have been making every effort to ensure that your payments are entered in the DHS accounting system and ready to be sent when a state budget is passed. As we approach the end of this fiscal year we want to ensure that we capture every invoice for the valuable services that you have provided for our clients.

In order for the Division of Mental Health to meet our FY17 lapse period vouchering cut-off dates with DHS Fiscal and the Comptroller, all outstanding FY17 provider invoices must be submitted to DHS.DMHFiscalInvoices@illinois.gov no later than close of business Friday, July 21, 2017. Any provider invoices received after this date may require providers to seek reimbursement through the Court of Claims process.

Note: This does not apply to capacity grants for which a monthly payment is normally sent out the first part of each month and for which you do not submit invoices. It is only applicable to those services for which you regularly submit invoices to DMH for reimbursement.

Thank you for your continued service this past fiscal year. We look forward to partnering with you on our future endeavors.

Best Regards,

Kimberly Benson

Manager of Fiscal Operations

DHS Division of Mental Health

600 East Ash

Building 500, 3rd Floor South

Springfield, IL 62703

Office: 217-524-7006

Cell: 217-299-4597

Email: Kimberly.benson@illinois.gov