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 Bill Status of SB3438  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MENTAL HLTH ASSESSMENT REFORM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sara Feigenholtz - Laura Fine, Adriane Johnson and Dale Fowler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/25/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.21 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mental Health Assessment Reform Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to remove barriers to care in the Medicaid mental health assessment and treatment planning process. Provides that, within 3 months after the effective date of the Act, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall clearly identify the minimum information necessary to establish and document medical necessity in an individual's medical record for each community mental health general rehabilitation option service through the use of the Department's standardized assessment and treatment planning tool required in the integrated assessment and treatment planning process. Requires minimum medical necessity documentation requirements to be publicly available to all community mental health centers and behavioral health clinics. Provides that an individual is immediately eligible to receive any community mental health service upon documentation of the specified medical necessity criteria in his or her medical record, and the provider shall be reimbursed for such delivered services. Provides that the integrated assessment and treatment planning process shall be required no more frequently than annually for specified community mental health services. Contains provisions requiring the Department to establish a workgroup to resolve certain issues identified by the Department with the assessment tool and the integrated assessment and treatment planning process. Requires the Department to submit a report to the General Assembly that outlines the issues and recommendations discussed by the workgroup. Contains provisions concerning the Department's development of a billing code, modifier, or other mechanism to reimburse providers for the full time spent on the integrated assessment and treatment planning process; assessment tool training; and other matters. Requires the Department to seek federal approval, if required to implement the Act. Permits the Department, with input from the Department's workgroup, to adopt emergency rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/18/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/18/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/26/2022SenateAssigned to Behavioral and Mental Health
  1/28/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  1/31/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/7/2022SenateDo Pass Behavioral and Mental Health; 010-000-000
  2/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 8, 2022
  2/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  2/10/2022SenateSecond Reading
  2/10/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 15, 2022
  2/18/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/18/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/22/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Behavioral and Mental Health
  2/22/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Behavioral and Mental Health
  2/25/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/10/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

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