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 Bill Status of HB2591  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-ID/DD-CILA-TELEHEALTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy and Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reimburse physicians, community mental health centers, and substance abuse centers that provide primary care and behavioral health services to medical assistance recipients via telehealth, including medical evaluations for individuals residing in facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act and in community-integrated living arrangements. Requires the Department to establish, by rule, a method to reimburse providers for medical and behavioral health services (rather than mental health services) provided by telehealth. Requires the Department to reimburse any community mental health center, facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, and community-integrated living arrangement that acts as the location of the patient at the time a telehealth service is rendered.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/19/2021HouseTo Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommittee
  3/19/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 To Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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