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 Bill Status of HB4443  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-DIRECT CARE RATE-BED TAX

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - LaToya Greenwood - Jay Hoffman - Jonathan Carroll - Daniel Didech, Frances Ann Hurley, Thaddeus Jones, Justin Slaughter, Chris Bos, William Davis, Stephanie A. Kifowit, La Shawn K. Ford and C.D. Davidsmeyer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-5.2a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Declares that all changes to the existing nursing facility direct care reimbursement rate methodologies and to the bed assessment and collection procedures must be approached with caution, executed deliberately, and held to the highest of standards in order to protect nursing facility residents from disruption in care, protect workers from lost wages and jobs, and protect providers from the increased instability within the industry. Provides that a Nursing Facility Oversight Committee (Committee) shall be named by the 4 legislative leaders to oversee, assess, and provide direction to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services as it relates to long term care services. Contains provisions on the Committee's composition, meetings, proxy voting, and other matters. Requires the Department to seek the advice and consent of the Committee prior to filing emergency or permanent administrative rules with the Secretary of State or submitting Medicaid State Plan amendments and all correspondence to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Requires the Department to prepare transition plans for the redesign of the direct care reimbursement rate methodologies and the assessment tax schedule and collection proceedings. Contains provisions concerning advanced notice to nursing facilities of all payment, award, and rate changes; a quarterly direct care per diem reimbursement rate for each nursing facility; direct care reimbursement rate components subject to redesign; establishment of a single quarterly non-Medicare occupied bed varied tax assessment; State Plan amendments to permit expedited implementation of the redesigned bed assessment; compliance requirements for managed care organizations; penalties for non-compliance; and other matters. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  1/13/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  1/13/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  1/13/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  1/13/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  1/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  1/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  1/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  1/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  1/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  1/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  1/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer

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