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 Bill Status of HB0462  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - David Reis - Greg Harris - Michael Tryon - Patricia Reid Lindner, Kathleen A. Ryg, Julie Hamos, Sandra M. Pihos, Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe, Cynthia Soto, Edward J. Acevedo, Maria Antonia Berrios, William Davis, Karen A. Yarbrough, Susana A Mendoza, John D'Amico, Shane Cultra, Jil Tracy, David R. Leitch, Chapin Rose and Richard T. Bradley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Carol Ronen, Michael W. Frerichs, Gary Forby, John M. Sullivan and Deanna Demuzio)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that under the Medicaid program, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall reimburse psychiatrists for mental health services they provide, as authorized by Illinois law, to recipients via telepsychiatry. Requires the Department to adopt rules establishing a method to reimburse providers for mental health services provided by telepsychiatry. Provides that the reimbursement methodology for mental health services provided by telemedicine shall be comparable to the reimbursement methodology used by the Department for other services provided by telemedicine. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
 The current HFS telemedicine program does not cover mental health services. If mental health services are expanded into the telemedicine program, access to mental health services are expected to increase significantly. With increased access comes increased utilization, equating to increased cost. If current services with a diagnosis code of mental health increases by just 5%, cost is estimated at $8 million annually. Although there are potential savings, any assumptions are speculative and caution should be used when defining any. Federal match is available for telemedicine services. However, the scope of services in this bill is broader than current Federal regulations allow. FFP cannot be guaranteed at this time.

DateChamber Action
  1/29/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  1/29/2007HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  2/7/2007HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  2/22/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
  2/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/23/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/23/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  2/28/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/1/2007HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/1/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Shane Cultra
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  3/2/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  3/6/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  3/6/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/6/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Carol Ronen
  3/6/2007SenateFirst Reading
  3/6/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  3/30/2007SenateAssigned to Public Health
  4/16/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  4/19/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/19/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  4/24/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  5/11/2007SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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