Provider Notice Issued 07/13/2020

Date:  July 13, 2020                                                          
 
To:      Long Term Care Facilities - Nursing Facilities (NF), Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled Facilities (MC/DD), Supportive Living Program (SLP) Providers and Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRF)
 
Re:      Advance Payment Recoupments – First Installment due August 15, 2020
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In May 2019, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) established a process for Long Term Care (LTC) providers to request an “Advance Payment” if they were experiencing a financial hardship due to Medicaid eligibility determination issues. The process included a repayment agreement that directed the provider to submit 12 monthly installment payments on the 15th of each month, beginning in January 2020.
 
In the Provider Notice posted on January 13, 2020, LTC providers were notified of an extension of the repayment start date to April 15, 2020. In an April 2, 2020 Provider Notice, HFS further extended the start date for providers to begin submitting repayments to July 15, 2020.
 
This notice is to inform providers that the start date to repay the Advance will begin on August 15, 2020.  The Advance should be repaid in monthly installments in compliance with the provider’s repayment agreement.
 
Initially, the Advance Payments were intended to provide relief to LTC providers while the State reviewed previously rejected Admission transactions.  Progress has been made to address this issue.  The Department anticipates the Department of Human Services will be finalizing their review of the Rejected TAN Project by July 31, 2020.  Provider spreadsheets associated with that project are being loaded to the LTC Exchange site. 
 
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Long Term Care at
1-844-528-8444 or HFS.LTC@Illinois.gov.
 
Kelly Cunningham
Interim Medicaid Administrator
 

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