Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Changes the date on when the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall implement an evidence-based payment methodology for the reimbursement of nursing facility services and requires the revised methodology to incorporate patient acuity, patient health outcomes, and measures of quality and quality improvement for the determination of payment. Removes a provision requiring the Department to develop enhanced payments to offset the additional costs incurred by a facility serving exceptional need residents. Provides that licensed bed days shall be computed separately for each nursing home operated or maintained by a nursing home provider. Changes the assessment rate for long-term care providers to $2.04 times the number of licensed bed days (rather than $6.07 times the number of occupied bed days) due and payable each month. Repeals provisions concerning licensed nursing bed day fees. Effective upon becoming law or on the effective date of Senate Bill 3088 of the 96th General Assembly, whichever is later.