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Provider Notice Issued 10/27/2021

Date:    October 27, 2021

To:       Enrolled Community Mental Health Centers; Behavioral Health Clinics; and Independent Practitioners: Psychiatrists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Re:      Community-Based Behavioral Services Handbook - Reissue


The Department is re-issuing the Community Based Behavioral Services (CBS) Handbook. Updates are identified in the Revision History of the handbook.

The Community Based Behavioral Services Handbook contains information and guidance for providers who provide Medicaid Rehabilitation Option – Mental Health (MRO-MH) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) services, as detailed in 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.453, to customers in the Department's Medical Programs.

Please Note:  HFS is aware of the description change to POS 02, and implementation of POS 10, effective 1/1/2022 per CMS' Place of Service Code Set.  HFS guidance regarding those changes is forthcoming.

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Bureau of Behavioral Health at
217-557-1000 or


Kelly Cunningham, Administrator
Division of Medical Programs


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