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Medicaid MCO Final Rule: Summaries and Analysis

On May 6, 2016, CMS released the final rule on Managed Care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)CMS Entire Final Rule. This final rule modernizes the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems.


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NCSACW Webinars Now Available

SAMHSA has made available 12 National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) webinars on its YouTube Channel. The free webinars highlight hot topics, including medication-assisted treatment and the treatment of opioid use during pregnancy, and a series on evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and building collaborative practice.  View the Webinars

Upcoming Events

October 26, 2016 9:00 AM (CDT) • Teleconference
October 28, 2016 9:30 AM (CDT) • Metropolitan Family Services - Chicago, IL
December 12, 2016 (CST) • Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL

DHS for Providers - Hardship and Emergency Payments Process


Guidelines for Expediting Payments


Provider Results Version 2.0
Access to Prevention, Care, Treatment and Services

Saves Lives and Treasury


CBHA Members - Please use the provider results contained in this document as a template and use your own provider results in meetings with your legislators with a copy on file at the CBHA office.  "Provider Results"  should be sent to Sheryl Turpin at CBHA Central.

  • Youth Counselors - Full and Part Time
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Quality Assurance/Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Business Manager
  • Development Manager
  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Program Coordinator

Check out the Job Postings page for details.


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CMS Issues Opportunity for Substance Use Delivery Transformation, Including Limited IMD Coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Director (SMD) letter outlining new service delivery opportunities for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD). The letter highlights a new opportunity for states to use Section 1115 waivers to test Medicaid coverage of a full continuum of addiction treatment settings, including settings that would otherwise be prohibited under the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion.
More information and the full article on The National Council website can be found here.


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Our mission is to represent the interests of our members in order
to ensure access and availability of a comprehensive system of
accountable, quality behavioral healthcare services for the people of Illinois.

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