Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after July 1, 2005, the Department of Public Aid shall reimburse providers of home health services under the Medicaid program at the same rates at which the federal government reimburses providers of those services under the Medicare program, using the Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) national-average rate structure. Requires that the Department adjust those rates annually to reflect changes in the LUPA national-average rate structure. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Department of Public Aid)
There is no low utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) rate for home assessment visits, therefore it is assumed this service will be paid at the Department's current rate. Using the current LUPA rate schedule for all other home health services, House Bill 213 is estimated to increase IDPA liability by $7.1 million annually.