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Provider Notice Issued 06/16/2021

Date:    June 16, 2021


To:       Ambulatory/Primary Care Providers: Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Encounter Rate Clinics, Substance Use Disorder Providers, School-Based/Linked Health Centers, Community Mental Health Centers, Behavioral Health Clinics, Community Mental Health Providers, and Other Providers Engaged in Care Coordination for Medicaid Customers


Re:      Implementation of HealthChoice Illinois Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Platform



This notice provides guidance to ambulatory/community providers regarding the implementation of HealthChoice Illinois ADT, HFS’ statewide technology platform, to facilitate transmission of HL7 formatted messages from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other institutions and notify ambulatory/community providers of patient admissions, discharges and transfers to improve care coordination and quality of care.


The functionality of this technology platform will support Illinois’ 2021-24 Comprehensive Medical Programs Quality Strategy.


Illinois providers 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 ADT notifications for their patients. It is anticipated that onboarding of ambulatory/community providers will begin in August or September 2021. Onboarding packets were sent to the Department’s managed care plans on May 27, 2021. Additional information on the impact to the managed care plans will be provided at a later date.   


Ambulatory/community providers are asked to complete a short survey to assist HFS in determining provider readiness and technology resources. Please access the survey at: Providers are requested to complete the survey by Friday, July 9, 2021.


HFS will host two online demonstrations of the technology platform for providers engaged in care coordination. The content of both sessions will be the same. Interested providers are encouraged to attend.


Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Central

Meeting Link

Meeting number (access code): 177 882 1074

Meeting password: cwMUDMKc582

Join by phone: 1-312-535-8110


Friday, June 25, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central

Meeting Link

Meeting number (access code): 177 177 3947

Meeting password: phAua3jbd93

Join by phone: 1-312-535-8110



More information about this initiative is available at



Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs​


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JB Pritzker, Governor • Theresa Eagleson, Director