Date: June 12, 2020
To: Community Mental Health Providers; Hospitals; Physicians
Re: Informational Webinars Regarding the IM+CANS Provider Portal
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) will be hosting a series of informational webinars on the Illinois Medicaid Comprehensive Assessment Needs and Strengths (IM+CANS) Provider Portal.
The informational webinars will cover the functionality of the IM+CANS Provider Portal, as well as technical details related to the batch upload process of the Portal.
The links to pre-register for the webinar trainings can be found below. Providers may pre-register up to 60 minutes prior to the start of the webinars.
On July 1, 2020, providers may begin to Direct Data Entry (DDE) into the IM+CANS Portal. Providers choosing to utilize the batch upload process should begin their system configuration development now. To accommodate the time needed to develop and test the batch upload process, providers have until October 1, 2020 to complete the system configuration and begin uploading to the IM+CANS Portal. Providers will need to upload data to the Portal dating back to July 1, 2020 once their batch upload process is in place.
Questions regarding this notice, the IM+CANS instrument or the IM+CANS Portal may be directed to the Bureau of Behavioral Health via telephone at 217-557-1000 or email at HFS.BBH@illinois.gov. For technical questions regarding the Batch Upload process, please email HFS.CRSHelp@illinois.gov.
Interim Medicaid Administrator