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Provider Notice Issued 06/07/2021

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
This 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.
The functionality of HealthChoice Illinois ADT will support Illinois’ 2021-24 Comprehensive Medical Programs Quality Strategy.
All 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.
Illinois 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.
Long 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:
HFS 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
The session will be recorded and made available for viewing on the HealthChoice Illinois ADT web page, located at
Kelly Cunningham. Administrator
Division of Medical Programs


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