Provider Notice Issued 04/09/2021

Date:    April 9, 2021

 

To:       All Medical Assistance Program Providers

 

Re:      Deadline Extension for Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives Applications     

 

 

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is announcing that the deadline for FY2021 Health Transformation Collaboratives applications to be received has been extended until April 12, 2021 at 5pm.

 

As outlined in Public Act 101-650 and Public Act 101-655 passed in January 2021, the program is designed to improve healthcare outcomes, reduce healthcare disparities, and realign resources in distressed communities throughout Illinois. In particular, the program seeks to increase access to community-based services, preventive care, obstetric care, chronic disease management, and specialty care in these communities.

 

This program makes available as much as $150 million per fiscal year beginning in State Fiscal Year 2021. This funding is available to collaborations between care providers, including preventative care, primary care specialty care, hospital services, mental health and substance abuse services, and community-based entities that address the social determinants of health. Priority will be given to collaborations that include safety net hospitals or critical access hospitals, as well as culturally-competent, minority-owned or -controlled partners. Applications from all types of provider collaborations and from communities across the state will be considered over the coming months and years.

 

Following the first round of awards, applications will again be available for a seconding funding cycle in the fall. There will be opportunities to apply for funding in subsequent years as well. For the fall deadline and future funding cycles, HFS will be offering consulting services to assist collaborations with applications.

 

The application and supportive materials are available on the Department’s Healthcare Transformation webpage. The Department encourages only those collaborations with well-developed plans to apply for the first round of funding. Applicants that have already made submissions are being informed that they may submit updated proposals before the new deadline if they choose.

 

 

Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs

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