Illinois HFS Materials

Impact Information and Enrollment

Illinois HFS Manuals and Fee Schedules

  • Illinois NEMT Provider Fee Schedule
    • This fee schedule is set by the state of Illinois. Please take note of the category of service you would be providing, the county in which you are based and the appropriate reimbursement rate.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification

To get further information about certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, please check: The Illinois One-Stop DBE site

Background Checks

 Mandatory Safety Program Training

As required under Public Act 095- 0501, all providers of non-emergency medi-car and service car transportation must certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed a safety program approved by the department, prior to transporting participants of the department’s Medical Programs. The safety training certification is required every three years. It is the provider’s responsibility to re-certify. Medicar and service car providers must maintain documentation of their driver and employee attendant certifications. Failure to produce the documentation upon request from the department shall result in recovery of all payments made by the department for services rendered by a noncertified driver or attendant. For more information see Section 201.1 of Illinois T-200 Transportation Handbook (link above.)

Training providers: Please note that while making sure the information on trainers for this legal requirement is available, First Transit does not endorse any training class, training company, or individual trainer.

Illinois Motor Vehicle Report_Driver Abstract Reviews

Illinois Department Of Transportation Vehicle Inspections

Chapter 13 of the Illinois Vehicle Code requires the following vehicles registered in Illinois be inspected every six months and obtain a Certificate of Safety (displayed in the vehicle’s windshield, when applicable). (School buses are required to be inspected every six months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first.)

  • Second division vehicles (i.e., trucks) for a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds;
  • Semitrailers or trailers having a gross weight of more than 5,000 pounds;
  • Any second division vehicle that pulls or draws a trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer having a gross weight or registered gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds;
  • School buses;
  • Religious organization buses;
  • Senior citizen transport buses;
  • Vehicles designed to transport more than 10 persons, including the driver (i.e., motor buses, including interstate buses);
  • Tow trucks;
  • Medical transport vehicles;
  • Salvaged vehicles;
  • Limousines; and
  • Contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers. (Contract carriers licensed in another state provided the state of registration’s testing requirements are less stringent than Illinois’ are also included.)

City of Chicago – Business Affairs and Consumer Protections

NEMT Application FAQ Sheets

Illinois Ambulance Provider Billing Resources