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Topic: Dept of Healthcare Family Services



The Illinois HFS is the state agency responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing child support services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents.


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Cost-Sharing for Medicaid, All Kids and Illinois Healthy Women

Passage of the “SMART Act” (Public Act 097-0689, the “Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together” Act) brought about changes to participant cost-sharing for Medicaid, All Kids and Illinois Healthy Women. This August 2012 information notice from HFS details the changes in co-pays and co-pay collection for participating providers.

Medical Home Network Care Coordination Pilot

February 2012 announcement by the Medical Home Network that it has been designated by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as a pilot healthcare project to test and evaluate care coordination initiatives expected to enhance quality and reduce the cost of care for approximately 170,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Illinois.

Illinois Medicaid Integrated Care Program Advocacy Toolkit

This consumer guide can help you choose the ICP health plan that may work best for you. ICP is Illinois Medicaid’s mandatory new program for adults (over age 19) who have disabilities and receive SSI. Eligible people who live in the target areas for this program are getting letters from HFS in the mail. This consumer guide can help you choose the health plan that may work best for you.

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