IHA is at the center of healthcare advocacy in Washington, D.C. Our efforts focus on legislation in Congress and policy proposals within federal regulatory agencies to advance healthcare in Illinois.
The Rural Hospital Access Act (H.R. 1955/S. 872) would make permanent the Medicare-dependent Hospital and enhanced Low-volume Adjustment programs. Urge Congress to support it.
Illinois receives less federal funding per Medicaid beneficiary than any other state and has one of the lowest Medicaid matching rates in the country.
IHA is working with our members, state officials, a bipartisan legislative Medicaid work group and other stakeholders to reform and modernize Illinois’ Hospital Assessment Program.
U.S. Reps. Michael Bost, Rodney Davis and Randy Hultgren from Illinois signed a letter in support of maintaining tax-exempt status for private activity bonds in the final tax reform bill.
See IHA's talking points on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule on the phase-in of Worksheet S-10 data for uncompensated care that hospitals provide beginning in FFY 2018.
IHA supported the Drug-price Transparency in Communications Act to address recent dramatic increases in prices for generic and specialty prescription drugs.
Ask your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4392 to protect the 340B Drug Pricing Program from a 30 percent pay reduction that could cost hospitals $1.6 billion.
IHA supports preserving the tax exemption for private activity bonds, which are a vital source of affordable financing that enables non-profit hospitals to make investments in their facilities.
Illinois Sens. Richard J. Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, along with a majority of U.S. senators, urged federal officials to protect the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Fifteen U.S. representatives from Illinois joined a majority of House members in asking federal officials to abandon proposed changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Urge Congress to support Rural Medicare Extenders. Funding for the Medicare-dependent hospital and enhanced low-volume adjustment programs expires Sept. 30, 2017.
Learn more about Illinois' 223 hospitals, which together have 1.5 million inpatient admissions and 38 million outpatients visits a year.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid must discount outpatient drugs to qualifying hospitals and other providers who see a large number of low-income patients and rural populations.
IHA looked at lost spending, econmic impacts and Medicare cuts by Congressional District in our preliminary estimates of repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan.