Bill Status of SB3962 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: DHFS-BEHAVIORIAL HLTH SERVICES
Sen. Julie A. Morrison and Meg Loughran Cappel
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop a program designed to provide over-the-phone academic detailing and clinical consultation from a qualified provider to behavioral health providers and providers in academic medical settings who need assistance on how best to care for patients with a severe mental illness or a developmental disability. Requires the Department to track all inpatient and residential detoxification and treatment beds that are available for medical assistance beneficiaries and for provider referrals. Requires the Department to record provider trainings and publish the trainings online within one month of the training, whenever feasible, to be available on demand for staff who are unable to attend. Provides that beginning on January 1, 2023, the Department shall cover services rendered by virtual peer support specialists under the medical assistance program for behavioral health and substance use support. Requires the Department and the Department of Human Services to collaborate to review coverage and billing requirements for substance use prevention and recovery and mental health services with the goal of identifying disparities and streamlining coverage and billing requirements to reduce the administrative burden for providers and medical assistance beneficiaries. Requires the Department to increase the rate for prenatal and postpartum visits to no less than the rate for an adult well visit, including any applicable add-ons, beginning on January 1, 2023. Requires the Department to evaluate the rate for external cephalic versions and increase the rate by an amount determined by the Department to promote safer birthing options for pregnant individuals, beginning on January 1, 2023.