Comments: IL HB2847 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly

Bill Title: Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Creates the Mental Health and Wellness Act (rather than the Mental Health Equity Access and Prevention Act). In provisions concerning coverage of no-cost mental health prevention and wellness visits, provides that a mental health prevention and wellness visit shall be in addition to an annual physical examination. Provides that the Department of Insurance shall update current procedural terminology codes through adoption of rules if the codes listed in the provisions are altered, amended, changed, deleted, or supplemented. Provides that a mental health prevention and wellness visit may be incorporated into and reimbursed within any type of integrated primary care service delivery method. Provides that the Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions by no later than October 31, 2024 (rather than 2023). Removes provisions concerning coverage of out-of-network mental health care, provisions concerning coverage of medically necessary mental health care for individuals not diagnosed with a mental health disorder, and provisions concerning analysis of mental health care coverage on insurance premiums. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, and the School Code. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 39-4)

Status: (Passed) 2023-08-11 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0535 [HB2847 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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