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 Bill Status of SB1826  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-MATERNAL CARE-BLACK WOMEN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Patricia Van Pelt - Adriane Johnson - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter - Cristina Castro, Christopher Belt, Kimberly A. Lightford, Celina Villanueva, Robert Peters, Napoleon Harris, III and Mike Simmons

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Consumer Choice in Maternal Care for African-American Mothers Pilot Program Act. Requires the Task Force on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans to partner with community-based maternal care providers to develop rules and regulations for a Medicaid voucher pilot program to expand consumer choice for Black mothers that includes planned home birth services and in-home perinatal and postpartum care services provided by racially concordant nationally accredited certified professional midwives. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to implement the pilot program no later than January 1, 2023. Provides that the pilot program shall operate for a 5-year period. Requires the Task Force to submit annual reports to the General Assembly, beginning January 1, 2024, and each January 1 thereafter through January 1, 2028, that provides a status update on the pilot program and annual impact measure reporting. Provides that the pilot program shall implement a maternity episode payment model that provides a single payment for all services across the prenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period which covers the 9 months of pregnancy plus 12 weeks of postpartum. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make available to the Task Force all relevant data related to maternal care expenditures made under the State's Medical Assistance Program so that budget-neutral reimbursement rates can be established for bundled maternal care services spanning the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum phases of a maternity episode.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Medicaid voucher pilot program includes home birth services and in-home perinatal and postpartum care services provided by racially concordant nationally accredited certified professional midwives who are licensed and registered in Illinois (rather than racially concordant nationally accredited certified professional midwives).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateDirected to Multiple Committees Healthcare Accessibility Committee, Appropriations-Health Subcommittee
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Healthcare Access and Availability
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/18/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/18/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/19/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Healthcare Access and Availability
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/24/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Healthcare Access and Availability; 009-000-000
  3/24/2021SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  3/24/2021SenateTo Appropriations- Health
  3/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/26/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/8/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons

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