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 Bill Status of SB2901  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID-NURSING RATES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ann Gillespie - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Mattie Hunter, Christopher Belt, Laura Fine, Robert F. Martwick, Cristina Castro, Julie A. Morrison, Laura M. Murphy, Mike Simmons, Melinda Bush, Celina Villanueva, Patricia Van Pelt, Adriane Johnson, Doris Turner, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Robert Peters and Omar Aquino

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new
225 ILCS 510/3from Ch. 111, par. 953
225 ILCS 510/14from Ch. 111, par. 964
305 ILCS 5/5-5.2from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.2
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4
305 ILCS 5/5B-2from Ch. 23, par. 5B-2
305 ILCS 5/5B-4from Ch. 23, par. 5B-4
305 ILCS 5/5B-5from Ch. 23, par. 5B-5
305 ILCS 5/5B-8from Ch. 23, par. 5B-8
305 ILCS 5/5E-10


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that it shall be a matter of State policy that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall set nursing facility rates by rule utilizing an evidenced-based methodology that rewards appropriate staffing, quality-of-life improvements for nursing facility residents, including the cessation of payments for rooms with 3 or more people residing in them by January 1, 2027, and the reduction of racial inequities and health disparities for nursing facility residents enrolled in Medicaid. Provides that the new nursing services reimbursement methodology taking effect January 1, 2022, upon federal approval, shall utilize the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) (rather than the RUG-IV 48 grouper model). Sets the statewide base rate for dates of service on and after January 1, 2022 at $85.25. Requires the Department to establish, by rule, a multiplier based on information from the Payroll Based Journal. Provides that, beginning on and after January 1, 2022, the Department shall allocate funding, by rule, for per diem add-ons to the PDPM methodology for each resident with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Contains provisions concerning funds allocated for certain incentive payments to nursing facilities; emergency rules; payments to improve the quality of care delivered by nursing facilities; long-term care provider assessments; and other matters. Amends the Nurse Agency Licensing Act. Prohibits nurse agencies from entering into covenants not to compete with certified nurse aides. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Permits the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt emergency rules. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  5/19/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  5/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino

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