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Full Text of HB2892  94th General Assembly


Rep. David R. Leitch

Filed: 3/16/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2892 by replacing
3 the title with the following:
4     "AN ACT concerning public aid.
5     WHEREAS, The General Assembly has long viewed one-stop
6 service in the human services as a vital goal in order to serve
7 clients in the most effective and most cost-efficient fashion;
8 and
9     WHEREAS, The vision of one-stop service was a fundamental
10 reason for creating the Department of Human Services; and
11     WHEREAS, One-stop service became possible in 1999 when a
12 new data warehouse became operational at the Department of
13 Public Aid; and
14     WHEREAS, The data warehouse has enabled the Department of
15 Public Aid for the first time to optimally manage the $10
16 billion Medicaid budget program, enabled the Inspector General
17 to identify hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent
18 claims, and given members of the General Assembly and the
19 Department ready access to information for policy
20 decision-making not possible without the data warehouse; and



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1     WHEREAS, Computer World Smithsonian designated the
2 Illinois data warehouse as the best Medicaid Management System
3 in the United States of America; and
4     WHEREAS, Illinois expanded its data warehouse in 2003 to
5 accomplish additional cost and functional efficiencies; and
6     WHEREAS, The data warehouse is an indispensable
7 administrative tool necessary to comply with increasingly
8 complex Medicaid regulations, specifically new Medicaid
9 prescription drug benefit rules, and necessary to position
10 Illinois to continue benefiting from increasingly more
11 difficult-to-attain federal funding opportunities available
12 only to states that enjoy access to prompt, accurate
13 information from a data warehouse; therefore,"; and
14 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
15 following:
16     "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
17 changing Section 12-4.201 and adding Section 12-4.202 as
18 follows:
19     (305 ILCS 5/12-4.201)
20     Sec. 12-4.201.
21     (a) Data warehouse concerning medical and related
22 services. The Illinois Department of Public Aid may purchase
23 services and materials associated with the costs of developing
24 and implementing a data warehouse comprised of management and
25 decision making information in regard to the liability
26 associated with, and utilization of, medical and related
27 services, out of moneys available for that purpose.
28     (b) The Department of Public Aid shall perform all
29 necessary administrative functions to expand its



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1 linearly-scalable data warehouse to encompass other healthcare
2 data sources at both the Department of Human Services and the
3 Department of Public Health. The Department of Public Aid shall
4 leverage the inherent capabilities of the data warehouse to
5 accomplish this expansion with marginal additional technical
6 administration. The purpose of this expansion is to allow for
7 programmatic review and analysis including the
8 interrelatedness among the various healthcare programs in
9 order to ascertain effectiveness toward, and ultimate impact
10 on, clients. Beginning July 1, 2005, the Department of Public
11 Aid shall supply quarterly reports to the Commission on
12 Government Forecasting and Accountability detailing progress
13 toward this mandate.
14 (Source: P.A. 90-9, eff. 7-1-97.)
15     (305 ILCS 5/12-4.202 new)
16     Sec. 12-4.202. Data Warehouse Inter-Agency Coordination of
17 Client Care Task Force.
18     (a) The Data Warehouse Inter-Agency Coordination of Client
19 Care Task Force is created. The task force shall consist of the
20 following:
21         (1) Eight voting members, appointed 2 each by the
22     President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate,
23     the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
24     Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
25         (2) Five ex officio, nonvoting members as follows: the
26     Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget,
27     or his or her designee; the Director of Public Aid, or his
28     or her designee; the Director of Public Health, or his or
29     her designee; the Secretary of Human Services, or his or
30     her designee; and the Director of Children and Family
31     Services, or his or her designee.
32     The voting members of the task force shall elect from their
33 number 2 co-chairs of the task force.



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1     Members of the task force shall serve without compensation
2 and are not entitled to reimbursement for their expenses
3 incurred in performing their duties.
4     Five affirmative votes are required for the task force to
5 take action.
6     (b) The task force shall gather information and make
7 recommendations relating to the following:
8         (1) The most effective flow of information between
9     agencies that serve the same clients through one-stop
10     shopping across State government.
11         (2) The creation of an overarching system to respond to
12     requests by the General Assembly, the Office of the
13     Governor, and the general public.
14         (3) The most effective use of State moneys in
15     leveraging the current system to accommodate the
16     ever-growing information base in State government.
17     (c) The task force shall submit a report to the Governor
18 and the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2005.
19     (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2006.
20     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21 becoming law.".