Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) is a waiting list for services to persons with Developmental Disability, managed by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities.
The current data sets do not include this information. The data release that has been developed from Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) enrollment and claims data, is not linked to the DHS-managed PUNS system, and therefore does not contain PUNS data.
The Community Reporting System (identified by the acronym ROCS) is a system of reporting claims data for community mental health services. The Department of Human Services (DHS) uses this system to monitor grants to service providers.
ROCS data is not linked to the Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) data release. However, identifiable mental health claims appear in HFS claims data. Such claims appear in the following Types of Service: Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)/Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Mental Health Services, Inpatient Hospital: Psych, Mental Health Facility Services - Regular Payments, and Rehabilitative Services - Mental Health.
People with mental health issues, irrespective of whether they have received DHS services, can also be identified by the Chronic Illness and Disability Payment System (CDPS) diagnostic indicators ‘Psychiatric’ (including all diagnoses except Substance Use Disorders) and ‘Substance Use Disorders’ (including all chemical dependencies and substance abuse problems).