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Illinois Releases Plan For Medicaid Behavioral Health Transformation

News | September 29, 2016

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On September 2, 2016, the Illinois Medicaid program released a draft 1115 waiver proposing a “behavioral health transformation.” The transformation would allow the Medicaid program to cover housing, employment services, and more intervention services for about 800,000 beneficiaries with mental health and addiction disorders. About 25% of the state’s 3.2 million Medicaid beneficiaries have mental…

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