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Illinois’ ABCD III project, Illinois Healthy Beginnings II: Coordinating Medical Homes and Community Services, builds upon a very successful ABCD II experience.  Illinois Medicaid has a track record of coordination and collaboration with Title V and WIC programs, the public health infrastructure, and many stakeholders.  Since the end of ABCD II  Illinois has continued to work to assure healthy development of young children and have implemented other complementary initiatives, such as Illinois Health Connect (an enhanced PCCM program that promotes access to medical homes).  This offers a strong foundation to support ABCD III goals.  Illinois has identified two issues to address in their ABCD III initiative: (1) Identify the best, sustainable practices for ensuring effective referrals and linkages are made across screening, referral, and treatment/prevention programs, and (2) Ensure that all children are linked to the services that best fit their unique needs.

 

 

Title Description Date Published Activity
Comments: Six Years of ABCD (Julie Doetsch) This document contains comments from Julie Doetsch, Manager, Child Health Section, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. In this document Ms. Doetsch discusses the history of the ABCD II & III initiatives in Illinois. This document also discusses provider training and quality improvement, systems and policy changes, and on-going activities that have taken place in Illinois as a result of ABCD. March 2013 Improving Policy and Spreading Results
Illinois Healthy Beginnings II Webpage Illinois ABCD III Team (Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics: 2012) This is the project webpage for the Illinois ABCD III project. The page is administered by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, which administers the project in partnership with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The site provides information on project activities, news and reports, and information regarding Maintenance of Certification Part 4. April 2012 Spreading Results and Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (Advocate Health Care, Healthy Steps Program; Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics) The Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care Project (EDOPC) is a partnership of Advocate Health Care, Healthy Steps Program and the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. The project seeks to improve the delivery and financing of preventive health and developmental services for children birth to age three. Much of the EDOPC work is related to, or informs, ICAAP's ABCD III work. This web site contains up-to-date information on child development and mental health issues, including screening, referral and coding/billing for screenings. April 2012 Engaging Key Stakeholders and Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
IHB2 MOC 4 Timeline and Process Sheet for Participants (Illinois ABCD III Team Project: 2012) This sheet offers instructions to pediatricians on activities needed to gain Maintenance of Certification part 4 credit for care coordination quality improvement activities. It includes links to online trainings on quality improvement and care coordination. The sheet also offers a suggested timeline for completing these activities. April 2012 Improving Quality in Practice and Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Sample Data Entry and Collection Tool
(Illinois ABCD III Team: 2012) This is a sample quarterly reporting tool that the Illinois team developed for practices to collect and report pilot data on developmental screening, referral and feedback as part of participating in Illinois Healthy Beginnings II, the Illinois ABCD III project. This sample tool is for the 18 month developmental screen. The state has also developed similar tools for the 9 and 12 month screens. This tool is meant to assist providers that are seeking to gain MOC part 4 credit and provide data for practice improvement feedback and for the pilot. April 2012 Improving Quality in Practice and Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Building Electronic Information-Sharing Systems to Support Care Coordination in Illinois (Larry Hinkle, Jill Rosenthal, NASHP/CMWF: November 2011) This is the first in a series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This brief focuses on electronic information-sharing systems that Illinois is building or adapting to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delays. Illinois is poised to improve care coordination by implementing an electronic referral initiation and feedback system. These system changes have implications for information sharing to support care coordination statewide and for other populations. November 2011 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Improving Policy
Illinois Standardized Early Intervention Referral Form
(Illinois ABCD III Project) This form may be used by any service provider to make referrals to early intervention, with releases needed for early intervention to provide information back to both the referring source and the child's PCP. The team will continue to make changes to this form in an effort to make it more compatible with state EI reporting systems. October 2011 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Testing Models
Illinois Early Intervention Fax Back Form (Illinois ABCD III Project)  This form is used by Early Intervention to report back the status of  a referral to the referring source and PCP. Part I is used initially to indicate whether early intervention has been able to reach the family and assign a coordinator. Part II is used later to inform the referring source and PCP about early intervention eligibility and services. The state will continue to make changes to this form in an effort to make it more compatible with state EI reporting systems. October 2011 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Testing Models
Illinois Survey of PCPs (Illinois ABCD III Project) Illinois sent this survey to PCPs, asking specifically about the screening that they were doing and who is paying for it. December 2010 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Engaging Leaders
ABCD Healthy Beginnings Evaluation: Lessons Learned - Providers (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource is a list of interview questions for pilot site providers and office staff - part of an overall evaluation to learn more about their experience with the ABCD project. The questions focus on successes and challenges in the implementation of social-emotional and maternal depression screening. December 2006 Testing Models
ABCD Healthy Beginnings Evaluation: Lessons Learned--Stakeholders (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource lists interview questions for the Healthy Mental Development panel workgroup and subcommittee members regarding their overall experience with the ABCD project. December 2006 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
ABCD Healthy Beginnings Pediatric Practice Social/Emotional (S/E) and Maternal Depression Questionnaire (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This survey is the final questionnaire for pediatric practices on their use of Social/Emotional (S/E) and Maternal Depression screening. December 2006 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
ABCD Healthy Beginnings Social/Emotional Consultant Consultation Satisfaction Survey (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource is a satisfaction survey given to providers who recently used a Social/Emotional Consultant to access follow-up services for a patient. December 2006 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
ABCD Healthy Beginnings Social-Emotional Screening Card (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This document was designed for Illinois ABCD pilot sites to track implementation and results of social-emotional screening. December 2006 Testing Models
ABCD Healthy Beginnings: Parent Satisfaction Survey (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This survey was given to parents who had completed the ASQ:SE to evaluate their satisfaction with the instrument. December 2006 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
New Office-Based Resources on Child Development/Mental Health Issues, Flyer (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This announcement details a training presented by EDOCP and the ABCD project. This developmentally oriented continuing medical education (CME) opportunity was designed for pediatricians and family physicians. December 2006 Spreading Results
State of Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Contract for Furnishing Health Services by a Managed Care Organization (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource outlines policy improvements made during the ABCD project to Managed Care Contracts in Illinois. Please see highlighted sections of contract for specific improvements requiring use of standardized developmental and social emotional screening during EPSDT visits, risk assessment or perinatal depression screening during maternity care, as well as related quality improvement and performance payment projects. December 2006 Improving Policy
EDOPC Developmental Screening and Referral (Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care/ EDOPC) This resource provides an outline and PowerPoint slide images of the Developmental Screening and Referral program, a 1.5 hour presentation designed to be presented in the office/clinic setting to all staff by a trained healthcare provider. December 2006 Spreading Results
Illinois' 2005 Perinatal/Postnatal Evaluation Tool for Maternal Depression Screening (Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services) This evaluative resource identifies the percentage of enrolled women that were screened for depression - as documented in the medical record - during the prenatal and/or postpartum period. In addition, the study was designed to collect data on whether or not treatment and follow-up occurred if the screening was positive for depression. December 2005 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
ABCD/Healthy Beginnings Social/Emotional and Maternal Depression Information, Screening, and Referral Program Needs Assessment Form (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This needs assessment was performed at pilot sites prior to each Healthy Beginnings training/presentation on social emotional screening implementation to assess the needs of each practice/clinic and tailor the program presentation to fit the needs identified in the survey responses. December 2005 Testing Models
Illinois Healthy Beginnings Provider Knowledge Survey (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource is a brief 10 question survey for providers about social/emotional and maternal depression issues for children and families. December 2005 Identifying Children and Families at Risk
Parent Satisfaction with Edinburgh Survey (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) This resource is a survey of parent experience with standardized maternal depression screening. December 2005 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Healthy Beginnings: The Illinois ABCD II Initiative: Core Elements of the Primary Care Social Emotional Pilot (Illinois ABCD Healthy Beginnings) The Illinois ABCD Initiative included a social emotional pilot project to test the integration of a social emotional component/protocol into three primary health care sites. There were core elements of the social emotional component/model that all three pilot sites implemented. The evaluation process will include identifying how these elements are implemented differently based on the characteristics of each site. December 2004 Testing Models
Screening for Perinatal Depression - Informational Notice (Illinois Department of Public Aid) This informational notice from IL DPA to practitioners outlines screening protocols for perinatal depression and provides information on DPA's initiation of reimbursement for screening for perinatal depression and information about consultation services available to providers.  November 2004 Spreading Results
Informational Notice to Providers (Illinois Department of Public Aid) The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on the billing of objective screenings and assessments under the departments Healthy Kids program and to advise providers of the Department's acceptance of the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) Adolescent Screening Tool. February 2004 Improving Policy
Handbook For Healthy Kids Services: Appendix 1: Anticipatory Guidance Topics

(Illinois Department of Public Aid)  This handbook section provides information about well child visits and screening for providers.

April 2002 Improving Policy

 

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