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Public Act 094-0267




Public Act 094-0267
HB2892 Enrolled LRB094 08624 DRJ 38832 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    WHEREAS, The General Assembly has long viewed one-stop
service in the human services as a vital goal in order to serve
clients in the most effective and most cost-efficient fashion;
    WHEREAS, The vision of one-stop service was a fundamental
reason for creating the Department of Human Services; and
    WHEREAS, One-stop service became possible in 1999 when a
new data warehouse became operational at the Department of
Public Aid; and
    WHEREAS, The data warehouse has enabled the Department of
Public Aid for the first time to optimally manage the $10
billion Medicaid budget program, enabled the Inspector General
to identify hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent
claims, and given members of the General Assembly and the
Department ready access to information for policy
decision-making not possible without the data warehouse; and
    WHEREAS, Computer World Smithsonian designated the
Illinois data warehouse as the best Medicaid Management System
in the United States of America; and
    WHEREAS, Illinois expanded its data warehouse in 2003 to
accomplish additional cost and functional efficiencies; and
    WHEREAS, The data warehouse is an indispensable
administrative tool necessary to comply with increasingly
complex Medicaid regulations, specifically new Medicaid
prescription drug benefit rules, and necessary to position
Illinois to continue benefiting from increasingly more
difficult-to-attain federal funding opportunities available
only to states that enjoy access to prompt, accurate
information from a data warehouse; therefore,
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 12-4.201 and adding Section 12-4.202 as
    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.201)
    Sec. 12-4.201.
    (a) Data warehouse concerning medical and related
services. The Illinois Department of Public Aid may purchase
services and materials associated with the costs of developing
and implementing a data warehouse comprised of management and
decision making information in regard to the liability
associated with, and utilization of, medical and related
services, out of moneys available for that purpose.
    (b) The Department of Public Aid shall perform all
necessary administrative functions to expand its
linearly-scalable data warehouse to encompass other healthcare
data sources at both the Department of Human Services and the
Department of Public Health. The Department of Public Aid shall
leverage the inherent capabilities of the data warehouse to
accomplish this expansion with marginal additional technical
administration. The purpose of this expansion is to allow for
programmatic review and analysis including the
interrelatedness among the various healthcare programs in
order to ascertain effectiveness toward, and ultimate impact
on, clients. Beginning July 1, 2005, the Department of Public
Aid shall supply quarterly reports to the Commission on
Government Forecasting and Accountability detailing progress
toward this mandate.
(Source: P.A. 90-9, eff. 7-1-97.)
    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.202 new)
    Sec. 12-4.202. Data Warehouse Inter-Agency Coordination of
Client Care Task Force.
    (a) The Data Warehouse Inter-Agency Coordination of Client
Care Task Force is created. The task force shall consist of the
        (1) Eight voting members, appointed 2 each by the
    President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate,
    the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
    Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (2) Five ex officio, nonvoting members as follows: the
    Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget,
    or his or her designee; the Director of Public Aid, or his
    or her designee; the Director of Public Health, or his or
    her designee; the Secretary of Human Services, or his or
    her designee; and the Director of Children and Family
    Services, or his or her designee.
    The voting members of the task force shall elect from their
number 2 co-chairs of the task force.
    Members of the task force shall serve without compensation
and are not entitled to reimbursement for their expenses
incurred in performing their duties.
    Five affirmative votes are required for the task force to
take action.
    (b) The task force shall gather information and make
recommendations relating to the following:
        (1) The most effective flow of information between
    agencies that serve the same clients through one-stop
    shopping across State government.
        (2) The creation of an overarching system to respond to
    requests by the General Assembly, the Office of the
    Governor, and the general public.
        (3) The most effective use of State moneys in
    leveraging the current system to accommodate the
    ever-growing information base in State government.
    (c) The task force shall submit a report to the Governor
and the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2005.
    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2006.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/19/2005