Comments: IL HB0246 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In the Medical Assistance Article, provides that notwithstanding any other provisions of the Code, the methodologies for reimbursement of nursing services shall no longer be applicable for bills payable for nursing services rendered on or after a new reimbursement system based on the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has been fully operationalized, which shall take effect for services provided on or after the implementation of the PDPM reimbursement system begins. Establishes an implementation date for the PDPM reimbursement system if certain conditions are met. Contains provisions concerning the establishment of a variable per diem staffing add-on for nursing facilities with specified staffing levels; utilization of the Staff Time and Resource Intensity Verification study; the PDPM nursing component per diem for nursing facilities for certain dates of services; a Medicaid Access Adjustment; incentive payments determined by facility performance on specified quality measures; payments based on CNA tenure, promotion, and CNA training for the purpose of increasing CNA compensation; and other matters. In the Long-Term Care Provider Funding Article, provides that for the privilege of engaging in the occupation of long-term care provider for each occupied non-Medicare bed day, beginning July 1, 2022, an assessment is imposed upon each long-term care provider in an amount varying with the number of paid Medicaid resident days per annum in the facility with the following schedule of occupied bed tax amounts. Makes changes concerning reporting requirements, the Long-Term Care Provider Fund, and other matters. In the Nursing Home License Fee Article, provides that a specified provision imposing licensing fees on nursing home providers is repealed on July 1, 2024. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Department of Healthcare and Family Services emergency rulemaking authority to implement certain provisions of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 41-4)

Status: (Enrolled) 2022-04-20 - Sent to the Governor [HB0246 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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