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 Bill Status of HB5488  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  LONG TERM ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Christine Radogno - Patricia Van Pelt - Don Harmon - Iris Y. Martinez, Heather A. Steans and David Koehler)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0997

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 155/10
210 ILCS 155/15
210 ILCS 155/20
210 ILCS 155/50


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Quality Improvement Transfer Program Act. Provides that the Continuity and Record Evaluation (CARE) tool shall be identical to the most current version required by Medicare. Provides that the CARE tool shall be completed by a long term acute care (LTAC) hospital and submitted to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services within 13 calendar days (instead of 7 calendar days) after the patient is discharged. Provides that each LTAC hospital shall provide quality and outcome measurement data that is identical to the data specified in Medicare's Long Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Manual. Removes provisions that specify the quality and outcome data that a LTAC hospital must provide. Provides that the Department must accept data reported to other State or federal authorities and that the Department shall not require LTAC hospitals to manually enter data into the Department's data system if that data has already been submitted to any other State or federal authority. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Quality Improvement Transfer Program Act. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, except with the following changes: (1) in the definition of "CARE tool", provides that the Continuity and Record Evaluation (CARE) tool must be identical to the most current version required by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (rather than Medicare); (2) in provisions concerning participation agreements between a hospital and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, adds that a participation agreement must include a requirement that the hospital complete and electronically submit (rather than just submit) certain information for each patient and that the hospital must submit, in an electronic format developed by the Department, information concerning (i) whether the patient was successfully weaned off invasive mechanical ventilation, (ii) whether the patient, if the patient was a ventilator patient, acquired pneumonia, and (iii) whether the patient fell and required an ancillary or surgical procedure; (3) removes a provision that prohibited the Department from requiring an LTAC hospital to manually enter data into the Department's data system if that data had already been submitted to any other State or federal authority; and (4) provides that the Department must make every effort to collect certain data with the minimal amount of administrative burden to LTAC hospitals. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/13/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 013-001-000
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/8/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/8/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/9/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/9/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 10, 2014
  4/10/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  4/10/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/10/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Human Services
  5/5/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/7/2014SenateDo Pass Human Services; 007-000-000
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 8, 2014
  5/8/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 12, 2014
  5/14/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/14/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/22/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/22/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  8/18/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  8/18/2014HouseEffective Date August 18, 2014
  8/18/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0997

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