Federal Issues

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.

Feb 01, 2018

Support Rural Medicare Extenders in Funding Bill

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.

Jan 17, 2018

Illinois is Getting Shortchanged

Illinois receives less federal funding per Medicaid beneficiary than any other state and has one of the lowest Medicaid matching rates in the country.

Jan 05, 2018

Hospital Assessment Fact Sheet

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.

Dec 14, 2017

Private Activity Bonds Letter from Congress

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.

Nov 29, 2017

IPPS Proposed Rule Talking Points

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.

Nov 17, 2017

S. 2157 Comment Letter

IHA supported the Drug-price Transparency in Communications Act to address recent dramatic increases in prices for generic and specialty prescription drugs.

Nov 16, 2017

Protect the 340B Drug Pricing Program

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.

Nov 07, 2017

Private Activity Bonds Comment Letter

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.

Oct 06, 2017

340B Letter from U.S. Senators

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.

Sep 27, 2017

340B Letter from U.S. Representatives

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.

Aug 22, 2017

Support Rural Medicare Extenders

Urge Congress to support Rural Medicare Extenders. Funding for the Medicare-dependent hospital and enhanced low-volume adjustment programs expires Sept. 30, 2017.

May 05, 2017

About Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems

Learn more about Illinois' 223 hospitals, which together have 1.5 million inpatient admissions and 38 million outpatients visits a year.

May 05, 2017

340B Drug Pricing Program Fact Sheet

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.

Dec 21, 2016

ACA Impact by Congressional District

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.