August 28, 2013

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Summary

By myimhca The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Summary The federal government has published its long awaited final regulations implementing the […]
April 5, 2012

Tricare to close online mental health program

By myimhca By Patricia Kime – Staff writer – ARMY TIMES – Posted : Saturday Mar 31, 2012 9:54:58 EDT The Tricare Assistance Program for behavioral […]
October 18, 2011

Professional LLCs Must Register with IDFPR

By myimhca FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2011 Professional LLCs Must Register with State Registration of health care groups will expand patient protections SPRINGFIELD – To better […]
June 24, 2011

Deadline Missed for TRICARE LCPC Independent Practice Rule

By myimhca Deadline Missed for TRICARE LMHC Independent Practice Rule Washington, DC – June 24, 2011 – The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2011, […]
June 23, 2011

Illinois Human services Budget

By myimhca Dear Illinois Partners: We have some important updates from the meeting this morning of the Human Services Commission. Jerry Stermer from Governor Quinn’s office […]
June 13, 2011

Medicaid Rules 132 new definition of Medically Necessary

By myimhca Medical Necessity or Medically Necessary − An LPHA has determined through assessment that a client has a diagnosis of mental illness or serious emotional […]
May 26, 2011

IDFPR New Rules on for individuals with a criminal conviction to request a non-binding, advisory opinion from the Department on the impact their criminal conviction might have with respect to an application for licensure

By myimhca Summary and Purpose of Rules: Public Act 96-852 included a provision amending the Civil Administrative Code to direct the Department of Financial and […]
December 9, 2010
Blue Cross Blue Shield

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois Pre-Certification Procedures: Implications for Counselors, Social Workers and Psychologists.

By myimhca We had previously commented to our membership that BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (BCBSIL) decided to rescind its pre-certification requirement for 2010. See the IMHCA […]
October 5, 2010

Department of Veterans Affairs Recognizes CACREP ONLY LCPCs

By myimhca The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued qualification standards formally recognizing licensed professional counselors as mental health specialists within the Veterans Health Administration. […]