Volume XI, Issue XXIII - March 2018

From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse


As many of you know, the State of Illinois recently rebooted their Medicaid managed care program to cover all counties in Illinois. The member-focused program, called HealthChoice Illinois, was launched on January 1, 2018, and emphasizes whole-person care, helping beneficiaries make informed healthcare decisions. In an effort to effectively communicate the changes with both Division of Mental Health (DMH) and Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) providers, DMH will be hosting an Orientation for MCO Involvement Webinar. The orientation will be geared towards Regions 4 and 5 who may not have had as much involvement with Managed Care. It is also open to all DMH and DASA staff and providers. Gabriela Moroney, System Transformation Administrator for the Illinois Department of Human Services, will be presenting a Power Point presentation which will be followed by a question and answer session with Lauren Tomko, Manager, Long-Term Care Supports and Services, Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

The Orientation for MCO Involvement Webinar will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 20, 2018 to both Brenda Cunningham at Brenda.Cunningham@illinois.gov, and Heather Crone at Heather.Crone@illinois.gov. Please include your email address so that we may send you an invitation which includes the webinar information, along with a copy of the Power Point presentation. We will be recording the webinar so if you are unable to join us on March 22, 2018 for the live event, please let us know if you would like to receive the information on where to access the recording.

Recommended Resources:

For background on HealthChoice Illinois, including a short (32 minute) recorded webinar: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=100012

Medicaid Managed Care Program Map: https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/HFSMedicaidManagedCareProgramMapJanuary12018.pdf

Client Enrollment Resource Center: https://enrollhfs.illinois.gov/resource-center