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CBHA Member’s Medicaid MCO Readiness Survey Results (Aggregate) and Summary

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Medicaid MCO Final Rule: Summaries and Analysis

On May 6, 2016, CMS released the final rule on Managed Care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)CMS Entire Final Rule. This final rule modernizes the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems.


Click here for National Organizations' Summary and Analysis

NCSACW Webinars Now Available

SAMHSA has made available 12 National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) webinars on its YouTube Channel. The free webinars highlight hot topics, including medication-assisted treatment and the treatment of opioid use during pregnancy, and a series on evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and building collaborative practice.  View the Webinars

Upcoming Events

March 30, 2018 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
Communication Alert
Mental Health FY’18 Funding Opportunities

FY’18 Funding Opportunities and Instructions are now available on the DHS Website at the following location:

For programs that do not have a posted notice of funding opportunity, but have a grant summary, providers need to register at, complete a uniform grant application and uniform budget in the CSA Tracking System, and register in the CRV.

Illinois' Helpline for opioids and other substances was launched today. The helpline will connect individuals to the right services and get them started on the road to recovery. #EOM


The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted information regarding the MCO Provider Complaint Link. You may view the notice from the link below:


MCO Provider Complaint Link


DHS for Providers - Hardship and Emergency Payments Process


Guidelines for Expediting Payments

Statewide Coalition

Medicaid and the ACA are at grave risk in the coming months. A statewide coalition has been formed to coordinate our collective activities.


The coalition is hoping to identify potential partners within CBHA’s membership. They are interested in a broad range of participation, from simply joining the coalition to planning joint advocacy events.


If your organization or members of your staff are interested in joining the coalition, they have provided a link that will take you to a webpage to join the coalition. Click here to access the Protect Our Care Illinois coalition webpage.



Provider Results Version 2.0
Access to Prevention, Care, Treatment and Services

Saves Lives and Treasury


CBHA Members - Please use the provider results contained in this document as a template and use your own provider results in meetings with your legislators with a copy on file at the CBHA office.  "Provider Results"  should be sent to Sheryl Turpin at CBHA Central.

Urge Your State Representative to Support HR 711

A bipartisan slate of Illinois lawmakers has introduced a resolution bringing awareness to the behavioral health workforce shortage and access to care crisis in Illinois. House Resolution 711 declares a Mental Healthcare Emergency in Illinois and urges the consideration of a comprehensive legislative package to address the community mental health and substance use workforce and behavioral healthcare access crisis in our state.

  • Youth Counselors - Full and Part Time
  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Program Coordinator
  • SASS Clinician
  • SASS Spanish-Speaking Clinician
  • Director of Addictions
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Case Management Supervisor
  • Community Health and Substance Use Therapist
  • Case Manager for Mental Health and Substance Use Programs
  • Mental Health Therapists – Full Time and Part-Time
  • Chief Executive Officer

Check out the Job Postings page for details.


JOIN US! - If your agency is not yet a CBHA Member, we have a special trial membership offer just for you!


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CBHA has partnered with Relias Learning to offer members a special opportunity. Click here for details.


 Administrative Rules: Draft Rule 132 and 142

CBHA Mission:

Our mission is to represent the interests of our members in order
to ensure access and availability of a comprehensive system of
accountable, quality behavioral healthcare services for the people of Illinois.

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