Provider Notice Issued 09/09/2020

Date:    September 9, 2020
 
To:       Participating Community Mental Health Centers and Behavioral Health Clinics
 
Re:      Mobile Crisis Response and Crisis Stabilization Program Approval
 
 
This notice provides an update regarding the Medicaid Rehabilitation Option (MRO) Crisis Response program approval. Providers seeking program approval as a Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) and/or as a Crisis Stabilization (STA) provider must meet the requirements established by the Department detailed in 89 Ill. Admin. Code 140 Table N, complete the required Illinois Medicaid Advanced Cloud Technology (IMPACT) system provider enrollment process, and have successfully completed the Crisis Response program approval process.
 
Detailed information regarding IMPACT enrollment and the Crisis Response program approval process can be found in the Community-Based Behavioral Services (CBS) Provider Handbook. Please refer to Chapter 202 Provider Participation for details.
 
The Department has partnered with the University of Illinois Provider Assistance and Training Hub (PATH) to provide training and technical assistance to providers seeking program approval for Crisis Response services. Beginning August 2020, a series of training modules will be mandatory for providers to obtain program approval for MCR and STA services. All providers seeking program approval for MCR and or STA must complete the training modules below and comply with the Department’s review process.
 
To meet the program approval training requirements of the MCR subspecialty, providers must attend:
1.    Mobile Crisis Response
2.    Illinois Medicaid – Crisis Assessment Tool (IM-CAT) & Crisis Safety Planning
3.    De-escalation Skills and Techniques
 
To meet the program approval training requirements of the STA subspecialty, providers must attend:
1.    Crisis Stabilization
2.    IM-CAT & Crisis Safety Planning
3.    De-escalation Skills and Techniques
 
To register for these training modules, please visit PATH.
 
To complete the Crisis Response program approval review, the Department, or its designee, will contact Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and Behavioral Health Clinics (BHCs) enrolled in the IMPACT system with the specialty of Crisis Response who require program approval for the MCR and/or STA subspecialties.

For providers currently certified to deliver MCR and STA services, the Department will be extending their existing Crisis Response certification approval period through January 31, 2021, pursuant to
89 Ill. Admin. Code 140 Table N. The extended dates for Crisis Response certification will be reflected on the provider’s IMPACT enrollment. The certification approval extension will allow the providers several months to attend the required training modules outlined above as well as time to complete the program approval process to deliver MCR and STA services. If the program approval process is not completed by January 31, 2021, those providers will no longer be certified to deliver MCR and STA.
 
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Behavioral Health via telephone at 217-557-1000 or via email at HFS.BBH@illinois.gov.
 
 
Kelly Cunningham
Interim Medicaid Administrator

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