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 Bill Status of HB4277  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID LONG-TERM SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. Norine K. Hammond and Daniel Swanson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/11-5.4


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In order to protect the right of Medicaid beneficiaries to receive Medicaid long-term care services and supports (LTSS) promptly without any delay caused by administrative procedures, requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and other specified Departments to take the following actions: (i) for a Medicaid beneficiary aged 65 years or older who has received a Determination of Need indicating the need for LTSS services, the Departments must begin paying for such services no later than the 46th day after the date upon which the beneficiary applied for the services; (ii) for a Medicaid beneficiary aged 64 years or younger whose Medicaid eligibility is based upon a disability and who has received a Determination of Need indicating the need for LTSS services, the Departments must begin paying for such services no later than the 91st day after the date upon which the beneficiary applied for the services; (iii) for a Medicaid applicant who has received a Determination of Need indicating the need for LTSS services, the Departments must begin paying for such services immediately once the applicant is determined eligible for Medicaid; (iv) by July 1, 2018, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in conjunction with the State Comptroller, must develop a process to expedite payment claims for Medicaid services provided during the time any application for Medicaid eligibility or LTSS services is pending beyond federally required timeliness standards; and (v) by July 1, 2018, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services must waive all deadline requirements for applications for Medicaid eligibility or LTSS services if pending beyond federally required timeliness standards. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  1/19/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/5/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson

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