Date: June 7, 2021
To: Long Term Care
Facilities - Nursing Facilities (NF), Supportive Living Program (SLP), and Specialized
Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRF) only
Re: Guidance to Long
Term Care Providers Regarding the Implementation of HealthChoice Illinois ADT
Notice provides guidance to long-term care providers regarding the
implementation of HealthChoice Illinois ADT, the Illinois Department of
Healthcare and Family Services’ statewide technology platform to transmit
electronic messages from hospitals, skilled nursing providers and other
institutions and notify community providers of patient admissions, discharges
and transfers (ADT) to improve care coordination and quality.
functionality of HealthChoice Illinois ADT will support Illinois’ 2021-24
Comprehensive Medical Programs Quality Strategy.
skilled nursing facilities, supportive living program providers and specialized
mental health rehabilitation facilities that are enrolled in the IMPACT system
and use an electronic health record system capable of generating data in an HL7
format will be required to transmit electronic notifications of admissions, discharges
and transfers for Medicaid customers to the HealthChoice Illinois ADT platform
by December 31, 2021.
provider entities, including skilled nursing facilities, supportive living
program providers and specialized mental health rehabilitation facilities who
are enrolled in the IMPACT system and engaged in care coordination services for
Medicaid customers will be eligible to subscribe to HealthChoice Illinois ADT
to receive notifications from hospitals and long-term care facilities for
their patients. It is anticipated that onboarding of subscribing providers,
including long-term care facilities, will begin in August.
term care providers are asked to complete a short survey to assist HFS in
determining provider readiness and technology resources. Please access the
survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3D6C265.
will host an online demonstration of the technology platform for long-term care
providers on Tuesday, June 15th at 10:00 AM. The webinar can be
accessed as follows:
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central
Meeting number (access code): 177 505 0175
Meeting password: Yu336ATXVcX
Join by phone: +1-312-535-8110
of Medical Programs