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 http://ilsos.net/departments/index/register/register_volume35_issue21.pdf 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. […]
June 10, 2010

New Pre-authorization Requirements from BCBSIL Effective January 2011

By myimhca This is better than the previous BCBSIL plan but still calls for a lot of additional effort on the part of the therapist. I […]
January 31, 2010

New Mental Health Parity Rules Issues

By myimhca OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES RULES REQUIRING PARITY IN TREATMENT OF MENTAL, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS Paul Wellstone, Pete Domenici Parity Act Prohibits Discrimination The Departments of […]
January 25, 2010

National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year

By myimhca Prevalence of violent acts differs by family income, school attendance, and levels of substance useA report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]
December 14, 2009

AMHCA Annual Conference Program Deadline. Dec.15

By myimhca Annual Conference Download the 2010 Call for ProgramsProgram submission deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Access the Online Program Submission […]