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Seniors and persons with disabilities service package ii long term services supports

Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Service Package II: Long Term Services & Supports

Company overview
Company Overview

  • Parent Company

  • Established 1995

  • Serving TANF Population

  • Over 90,000 enrollees and growing

  • Not-For-Profit

  • Wholly Owned Subsidiary of FHN

  • Part of ICP Expansion

  • Medicare Advantage and D-SNP

  • Serving: Chicago

  • Rockford

  • Collar Counties

Fhn program overview
FHN Program Overview

Not-for-profit created in 1995 by five safety-net hospitals

  • Mt. Sinai Hospital

  • Norwegian American Hospital

  • Presence Health (Originally St. Mary of Nazareth)

  • St. Anthony Hospital

  • St. Bernard Hospital

    Only not-for-profit Managed Care Community Network in the State of Illinois

  • Illinois company with locally dedicated resources

  • History of successful provider-incentive programs

Fhn program overview1
FHN Program Overview

Medicaid: TANF Population

  • Over 90,000 enrollees

  • Targeted Patient-Centered Care Management

  • Disease Management Programs to coordinate care and provide education, support and monitoring, as well as appropriate medical home

  • Pay for Quality for Providers and Healthy Incentives for Enrollees to improve HEDIS scores and to encourage preventive care, early diagnosis and healthy behaviors

    Member Value-Added Benefits

  • No copayments for physician visits and hospital services

  • Free Adult Dental, Weight Watchers membership, Transportation

  • Pregnancy Tests and Jewel-Osco Coupons

  • Health Education Programs and Children’s Book Club

  • Drug co-pay reimbursement for prescription copays ($2-$5)

Ccai history and partners
CCAI History and Partners

Seeking a better alternative for Medicaid health care and financing, Family Health Network took a grassroots approach and joined with the following allies to develop CCAI:

• Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, a nationally recognized advocacy group for people with disabilities

• Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, an independent policy center that conducts research, educates and collaborates with other groups to advocate policies and impact health systems to improve the health status of all people

• Sinai Health System and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospitalrecognized as national models for urban health care delivery

Ccai overview


The Community Care Alliance of Illinois is a health plan dedicated to consumer-directed, community-based innovative health services specializing in the care of Seniors & Persons with Disabilities.


To be the leader in Choice, Access, and Quality of Health Services for the people we serve.

CCAI Philosophy

Empowerment of the consumer voice and use of community peer resources

Prevention of complications through our Care Coordination Model

Incorporation of Long Term Services and Supports

Decreased Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations

CCAI Overview

Ccai program overview
CCAI Program Overview

Integrated Care Program Expansion

  • Rockford Roll-Out

    • July 2013

    • 5,100 eligible in Boone, McHenry, and Winnebago Counties

  • Chicago Roll-Out

    • March 2014 voluntary enrollment

    • June 2014 mandatory enrollment

    • 60,000 eligibles in Cook County

      Medicare Advantage – New! Effective 01/01/2014

  • Medicare-only (HMO and Part D)

  • Medicare-Medicaid (Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan)

Spd program exclusions
SPD Program Exclusions

Populations Excluded from ICP

  • Children under the age of 19

  • Those eligible for Medicare Part A or enrolled in Medicare part B

  • American Indians/Alaskan Natives may voluntarily enroll

  • Enrollees currently in a spend-down status

  • Individuals aligned with presumptive eligibility

  • Individuals in the Breast/Cervical Cancer Program

  • Participants with comprehensive third-party coverage

Spd initial enrollment process
SPD Initial Enrollment Process

  • Eligibility determined by the State

  • Enrollment managed by Client Enrollment Broker (CEB)

  • CEB: Maximus

  • CEB responsible for initial PCP assignment

  • Enrollees required to select a MCO/MCCN within 60 days

  • Enrollees who do not choose are auto-assigned

  • Enrollees are given an additional 90 days to switch plans

  • If Enrollees make no changes, will remain with their health plan until the next Open Enrollment period

  • Open Enrollment occurs two months prior to the Enrollee’s anniversary date

  • Enrollees may switch PCPs within their health plan at any time

  • Mandatory Enrollment

Bonus benefits for ccai enrollees
Bonus Benefits for CCAI Enrollees

  • Integrated Care Team to assist with the coordination of services, including access to both nurse and long-term services and supports (LTSS) care coordinators

  • No copayments for office visits, prescriptions, hospital services, emergency room visits

  • Pharmacy: 90 day mail order

  • Nurse Line

  • Preventive Dental (2 visits/year)

  • Vision benefits ($100 for optical)

  • Weight Watchers Membership

  • Healthy Perks Incentive Reward Program (Debit Card)

  • Transportation


  • Enrollees are eligible for transportation to receive covered medical services

  • Transportation arrangements are made by the Enrollee Services Department

  • Enrollee Services can be reached at 1-866-871-2305

  • Enrollee Services will coordinate the service

  • Please schedule 48 hours prior to the appointment time

  • There is no cost associated with this benefit

Ccai model of care
CCAI Model of Care

  • Medical

  • Functional

  • Environmental

  • Financial

  • Social Support

  • Psychological/Behavioral Health

  • Focus on the Whole Person

Person Centered with Six Domains

Ccai model of care continued
CCAI Model of Care (continued)

  • Person-centered care plan

  • Wraparound “all-in” care, integrating medical, psychosocial, and long-term supports and services

  • Focus on prevention, health, and wellness

  • Disability-competent primary care services with Integrated Care Teams

  • Integral role for disability-trained primary care nurse practitioners

  • Flexible sites of service, including more home care and fully accessible sites of care (Anchor Health Homes)

Interdisciplinary care team
Interdisciplinary Care Team

Disability Competent Primary Care

  • Primary Care Provider (PCP): MD/DO or Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializing in family

    medicine or internal medicine

  • Nurse Care Coordinators

  • Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Coordinator: social worker

    Specialty Care

  • Rehabilitation professionals

  • Behavioral/mental health providers

  • Specialists

Anchor health homes gold star designation
Anchor Health Homes: Gold Star Designation

Fully accessible and user-friendly environment for people with disabilities and complex needs. Anchor Health Homes will provide the following:

  • Onsite Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Care Coordinators, and LTSS Coordinators

  • Physical accessibility (parking, entrance, clinic space, bathrooms)

  • Communication access including interpreter services

  • Accessible medical equipment including exam tables, wheelchair accessible scales, transfer equipment, and staff training

  • Knowledgeable staff regarding disability care and accommodations

  • Commitment to incorporating health information technologies and enhancements  

  • Team meetings, case reviews, etc.

Anchor health homes
Anchor Health Homes


  • Rockford Health Physicians

  • Crusader Community Health Center (FQHC)


  • Mile Square Health Center – Humboldt Park

  • PrimeCareCommunity Health

  • Mount Sinai Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

  • St. Bernard Hospital

  • Swedish Covenant Hospital

  • Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Mercy Family Health Center

Mental health substance abuse
Mental Health & Substance Abuse

All mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) services are sub-contracted to PsycHealth. PsycHealth manages both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as all UM processes related to MHSA.

  • CCAI nurse and LTSS care coordinators work closely with PsycHealth care coordinators to ensure that the Enrollee’s MHSA treatment is coordinated with their medical and LTSS care.

  • No referral or prior authorization is required for an Enrollee to seek MHSA. However, if any provider feels the Enrollee needs such services, they can refer them to PsycHealth at 1-800-753-5456.

  • Mental Health Claims should be submitted to:

    PsycHealth, LTD.

    PO Box 5312

    Evanston, Illinois 60204 -5312


CCAI has chosen CVS Caremark as its Pharmacy Benefits Manager.

Enrollees may contact the Customer Care Line at 1-855-248-3446 or visit the CCAI website and click the CVS Caremark button on our Home Page to find a participating pharmacy nearby.

Mail Order Option

Prescriptions will be filled for up to a 90-day supply. Enrollees who need long-term medication can send their prescriptions to CVS Caremark’s mail-order pharmacy:

CVS Caremark

PO Box 94467

Palatine, IL 60094-4467

Formulary, Prior Authorization and Step Therapy

CCAI utilizes a Preferred Drug List, which can be found on the CCAI website. There are medications that require Prior Authorization or are only accessible through Step Therapy. These, along with instructions for obtaining authorization, can be found by calling the CVS Caremark Customer Care Line at 1-855-248-3446.

Long term services supports ltss
Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS)

Home & Community-Based Services (Waiver Programs) serving the following populations:

  • Elderly


  • Physical Disability

  • Supportive Living Facilities

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Long Term Care Facilities

    • Nursing Facilities

Ltss in home community setting
LTSS in Home/Community Setting

The State completes Determination of Eligibility (DOE) for home/community ‘waiver’ services; eligibility shared with CCAI

  • Dept. of Human Services/Division of Rehab Services (DHS/DRS) = Brain Injury, HIV/AIDS, Disability waivers

  • Care Coordination Units (CCUs) = Elderly and Supportive Living Program waivers

    CCAI develops and implements a Waiver Service Plan for Enrollees who are LTSS waiver-eligible. The Waiver Services Plan

  • Addresses the Enrollee’s LTSS needs in the home or community-based setting

  • Is incorporated into the Enrollee’s Care Plan

Working with existing ltss entities
Working with Existing LTSS Entities

CCAI contracts with CCUs and Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to ensure that Enrollees’ LTSS needs are met in the home/community setting

  • CCAI buildings from the expertise in the community in order to best serve Enrollees

  • CCU and CIL case managers work directly with CCAI care coordinators to ensure integration of LTSS home/community services with medical and MHSA care

Prior authorizations for ltss
Prior Authorizations for LTSS

All Long Term & Support Services require Prior Authorization

Services Requiring Authorization

  • LTC/SNF admissions (Patient face sheet is acceptable and may be faxed in)

  • Home and Community Based Services under the following waivers

    • Elderly

    • HIV/AIDS

    • Physical Disability

    • Supportive Living Facilities

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

      Authorizations may be obtained one of the following ways

  • The web portal providers only)

  • Telephone 1-866-871-2305

  • Fax 1-312-491-9856

Home community based waiver services
Home & Community Based Waiver Services

Elderly Waiver

  • Adult Day Service

  • Adult Day Transportation

  • Homemaker

  • Personal Emergency Response System

    People with HIV or AIDS Waiver

  • Adult Day Care

  • Adult Day Transportation

  • Home Modifications

  • Home Delivered Meals

  • Home Health Aide

  • Homemaker

  • Nursing: Skilled & Intermittent

  • Personal Assistant

  • Personal Emergency Response System

  • Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapies

  • Respite

  • Specialized Medical Equipment Supplies

    Persons with Disabilities Waiver

  • Adult Day Service

  • Adult Day Transportation

  • Home Modifications

  • Home Delivered Meals

  • Home Health Aide

  • Homemaker

  • Nursing: Skilled & Intermittent

  • Personal Assistant

  • Personal Emergency Response System

  • Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapies

  • Respite

  • Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies

Supportive Living Program Waiver

  • Nursing Services

  • Personal Care

  • Medication Assistance

  • Laundry

  • Housekeeping

  • Maintenance

  • Social and Recreational Programming

  • Personal emergency Response System

  • Management of Resident Funds

    Persons with Brain Injury Waiver

  • Adult Day Service

  • Adult Day Transportation

  • Home Modifications

  • Home delivered Meals

  • Home Health Aide

  • Homemaker

  • Nursing: Skilled & Intermittent

  • Personal Assistant

  • Personal Emergency Response System

  • Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapies

  • Respite

  • Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies

  • Supported Employment

  • Prevocational Services

  • Day Habilitation

  • Behavioral Services

Ccai sample id card
CCAI Sample ID Card

The Enrollee’s ID number is the same as their Medicaid Recipient ID number

Verifying eligibility
Verifying Eligibility

Providers are able to verify Enrollee eligibility via:

  • HFS MEDI system

  • CCAI secure web portal (must be a registered user)

  • Enrollee & Provider Services 1-866-871-2305


Timely Filing Guidelines

  • Best efforts to submit claims within 60 days from the date of service

  • No later than 180 days from the date of service

    CCAI follows CMS guidelines for clean claims

  • Complete all data fields accurately

  • Complete CMS 1500 for Professional Services

Claims continued
Claims (continued)

Electronic Submissions

  • Claims may be submitted online via the CCAI web portal (

  • Individual or batch claim submissions in 837P/837I format are accepted

  • Submit through Availity using Payor ID “CCAI”

    Submission of Corrected Claims

  • May be submitted via the secure portal

  • May be dropped to paper and mailed to claims address

  • Must be clearly marked to avoid duplicate denial

    Claim Appeals or Disputes

  • CCAI will consider claims-payment disputes received within 90 days of the date on the EOP

  • Disputes may be submitted through the Provider Portal or by mail at the address below

  • Include original CCAI claim number and supporting documentation

  • CCAI will process Claims Payment Disputes within 45 days of receipt. After consideration by CCAI, the resubmitted claim will be processed as a new claim. The resolution will be reflected in the EOP. The EOP may be accompanied by a letter, if further explanation is warranted.

    Community Care Alliance

    C/0 Appeals Dept.

    322 S. Green St., Suite 400

    Chicago, Illinois 60607

Claim forms these forms are available on the website at www ccaillinois com
Claim FormsThese forms are available on the website at

CMS 1500

Professional Services

Common claim rejection reasons
Common Claim Rejection Reasons

The following items will cause a claim to be rejected prior to processing

  • Enrollee unknown to CCAI

  • Illogical dates of service (i.e., future service dates, etc.)

  • Incorrect claim form

  • Missing Enrollee information, such as name, date of birth, ID number

  • Missing Provider information, such as name, tax ID or NPI number (for Medical Providers)

  • Missing any of the following fields

    • Valid diagnosis

    • Admission type

    • Patient status

    • Occurrence code or date

    • Valid revenue or CPT code

      **Rejected claims will be returned to the provider with an applicable explanation

Claim submissions and inquires
Claim Submissions and Inquires

Mail paper claims to:

Community Care Alliance of Illinois

PO Box 1105

Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-1105

Claim inquiries may be made to:

Enrollee and Provider Services at


Value for providers
Value for Providers

Timely and accurate claims payment

  • 99.96 % of claims are processed within 30 days

  • Average clean claim paid within 30 days

    Online Resources on CCAI Website

  • Provider Manual

  • Provider Directory

  • Authorization List

  • Online Forms

    Access to the CCAI Secure Web Portal for Contracted Providers

  • Electronic Eligibility

  • Electronic Submission of Outpatient Authorization Requests

  • Electronic Claims Submissions (837 batch submission capability)

  • Electronic Funds Transfers

  • Electronic EOBs

Secure web portal
Secure Web Portal

Please visit us at and register today!

Cultural competency
Cultural Competency

CCAI works to

  • Value diversity

  • Assess ourselves and our processes

  • Manage the dynamics of difference, through compassion and human-rights framework, as well as legal compliance

  • Acquire and institutionalize cultural knowledge through ongoing education, diverse staff and learning from our Enrollees

  • Adapt to diversity and the cultural contexts of individuals and communities served via quality processes: ongoing review, grievances, provider network, and other resources available to support our interfaces

Cultural diversity in health care
Cultural Diversity in Health Care

  • We are aware that some cultures are not comfortable going to see a health care provider

  • Some cultures prefer to see a health care provider of the same gender

  • Some cultures are not comfortable with self examinations

  • Some cultures have sensitivity around Mental Health issues

Ccai resources available
CCAI Resources Available

  • Bilingual written materials

  • Language Line

  • Multi-Faceted Provider Network

    • PCPs – 45% Female and 55% Male

    • Specialists – 35% Female and 65% Male

    • PCP 43 different languages spoken

    • Specialists 38 different languages spoken

    • TTY (teletypewriter) is available through Enrollee & Provider Services at 1-888-461-2378

Abuse neglect exploitation critical incidents
Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation & Critical Incidents

What is Abuse?

  • Abuse is any negligent act by a caregiver or other adult that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.

  • Abuse can include



    -Emotional or Mental Abuse



    -Financial Exploitation

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Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation & Critical Incidents (continued)

What are the Reporting Requirements?

  • An allegation of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation must be reported to Adult Protective Services minimally within 4 hours of its initial discovery

    1-866-800-1409, 1-800-544-5304 (TTY)

  • CCAI should also be notified of Critical Incidents or Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Enrollees by calling Enrollee Services at:


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Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation & Critical Incidents (continued)

When Should You Report to the Hotline Number?

Whenever you believe that an individual with disabilities or an older adult has been abused or neglected. Some examples of abuse or neglect are

  • if you see someone hitting or otherwise injuring a person with disabilities in a domestic setting or in a facility

  • if you see an injury on the body of a person with disabilities that does not appear to have been caused by an accident

  • if a person with disabilities tells you that he or she has been harmed by a care giver

  • if a person with disabilities appears or seems to be neglected, emotionally abused, or financially exploited

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Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation & Critical Incidents (continued)

Where should you report Abuse or Neglect?

Adult Protective Services Hotline at 1-866-800-1409, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)

Adults 18 years and older with Disabilities and Adults 60 years of age and older

Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline at 1-800-252-4343

Abuse, neglect, exploitation of an adult 60 years of age older in a Nursing Home

Supportive Living Facility (SLF): 1-800-226-0768

Enrollees residing in SLFs

Community Care Alliance of Illinois at 1-866-871-2305

Enrollee Services

Office of the Inspector General (OIG): 1-800-368-1463

Enrollees aged 18-59 receiving mental health or developmental disability services in DHS operated, licensed, certified or funded programs are to be made to the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General Hotline

Questions? (continued)