Date: August 17. 2021
To: Enrolled Hospitals: Chief Executives Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Patient Accounts Managers
Re: Final Reminder - HealthChoice Illinois ADT Mandatory Hospital Participation
This notice reminds hospitals of their obligation to participate in HFS' statewide technology platform, HealthChoice Illinois ADT, and the approaching deadline of September 30, 2021.
All hospitals that are enrolled in the IMPACT system to serve Medicaid customers will be required to transmit electronic notifications of admissions, discharges, and transfers for Medicaid customers in an HL7 format to the HealthChoice Illinois ADT platform no later than September 30, 2021.
The funding available to offset the costs of data connections to the HealthChoice Illinois ADT platform is available only through September 30, 2021 and all documentation required for reimbursement must be received by HFS by September 30th. Requests for reimbursement will not be accepted after September 30th.
Failure to qualify for connection reimbursement funding because of late submission does not alleviate a hospital from its obligation to establish an electronic connection to the ADT platform.
Hospitals that are not in compliance with this requirement to connect to the HealthChoice Illinois ADT platform will be subject to enforcement action and may be ineligible to participate in other programs administered by the Department.
A hospital will be considered compliant when the HealthChoice Illinois ADT system is receiving HL7 ADT notifications from the hospital EMR system.
Questions regarding your compliance with this requirement should be directed to: HFS.HealthChoiceIllinoisADT@illinois.gov
Detailed information regarding the HealthChoice Illinois ADT initiative is available at https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/healthchoiceadt/Pages/default.aspx.
Kelly Cunningham, Administrator
Division of Medical Programs