Currently, DCFS and the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services (HFS) – the state's Medicaid agency – are planning for the implementation of managed care for DCFS. They are working with YouthCare, private agency providers and other child welfare experts to ensure youth's needs are prioritized during the implementation of managed care.
Managed care implementation date extended to April 1, 2020.
Youthcare is holding orientation meetings for transitioning youth in care to Medicaid managed care. To find a meeting near you, click
For more information, read the
Managed Care Fact Sheet.
Questions? Connect with YouthCare via email at
ILYouthCare@centene.com or call 844-289-2264; or connect with DCFS via email at DCFS.HealthPlan@illinois.gov or call the DCFS Advocacy Office at 800-232-3798.