Chicago Department of Public Health’s CARF Survey Report

Here is the Chicago Department of Public Health’s CARF Survey Report. Below is a link to the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Behavioral Health Standards, too. To evaluate the Summary, it helps to review the relevant parts of the Standards. For instance, CARF requires organizations to obtain and respond to input from persons served. According to CARF CDPH met the standard. You can review the standard (Section 1.D. Input from persons served and other stakeholders) in the 2013 Behavioral Health Standards Manual on page 49. CDPH should have documentation that it has implemented policies and procedures consistent with the Standards.

CDPH clinics are accredited for four services or mental health programs for adults:

Assessment and Referral [p. 149]

Case Management/Services Coordination [p. 150]

Outpatient Treatment [p. 205]

Community Integration [p. 157]

Englewood, North River, and Greater Lawn are accredited for the 4 programs.

Greater Grand, Roseland, and Lawndale are accredited for all of the above except Community Integration.

CDPH was asked to provide a crosswalk between CARF accredited programs and Illinois Human Services/Illinois Medicaid funded services, but did not.

CDPH did not provide copies of any Annual Conformance to Quality Reports or Communications Regarding Significant Events.


2013 Behavioral Health Standards Manual


City proposes ordinance to enroll health department services in Medicaid managed care

First Deputy Commissioner Joseph Hollendoner informed us today that the Mayor’s Office has submitted a pre-election ordinance proposal that would give the Chicago Department of Health authority to enter into contracts with Medicaid managed care entities. Mr. Hollendoner expects the legislation to go before the Chicago City Council in January. The next scheduled City Council meeting is on January 21, 2015.  He did not provide a copy of the proposed ordinance to the Board.

Contracts with Medicaid managed care entities will allow CDPH to provide services to more persons with Medicaid insurance and receive reimbursement for those services. It should facilitate coordination of mental health care with primary medical care services and provide the City’s Medicaid insured with financial coverage for medication prescribed by CDPH psychiatrists.

See: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-112-150 by modifying contract authority of Commissioner of Public Health

Community Mental Health Board Monthly Meeting

WHEN:      MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015

TIME:        11:00 AM  to  1:00 PM



The agenda will include discussion concerning progress in meeting crisis of psychiatric services, other staffing and service issues, and status of joining networks of Medicaid managed care entities.