Medicaid

Illinois receives the lowest amount of federal funding per Medicaid beneficiary of all states. IHA advocates for adequate funding to serve Illinois’ most vulnerable populations and against drastic cuts.

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The Impact of Medicaid in Illinois

3.2m Medicaid Beneficiaries
22.1% of inpatient admissions
21% of outpatient visits
  • Advocacy
  • Policy
Mar 13, 2018

Governor Signs Hospital Assessment Bills

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation that redesigns the Hospital Assessment Program and enhances Medicaid managed care transparency and oversight—two critical IHA advocacy issues.

Feb 28, 2018

IHA Statement re: General Assembly Votes on Hospital Assessment Program

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association commends the General Assembly for overwhelmingly approving Senate Bills 1773 and 1573.

Feb 28, 2018

Tip Sheet: Thank Your Legislators Who Voted Yes on Hospital Assessment Program

IHA urges members to publicly thank their local legislators who voted "Yes" on Senate Bills 1773 and 1573 to continue the Hospital Assessment Program.

Feb 22, 2018

Fact Sheet on SB 1773 and SB 1573: Hospital Assessment Program

IHA urges the General Assembly to approve SB 1773 and SB 1573, bipartisan legislation to redesign Illinois’ Hospital Assessment Program and enhance Medicaid managed care performance transparency.

Feb 22, 2018

IHA Summary of Governor's FY2019 Budget Proposal

Many of the Governor's proposed savings would require legislative action or changes to employee contracts.

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.

Aug 28, 2017

State DSH Allotment Reductions

IHA in a letter outlined strong concerns with a proposed rule establishing new policies to implement Medicaid state disproportionate share allotment reductions.

Jun 30, 2017

Litigation Update 6

Federal District Court Judge Joan Lefkow ordered the State to make Medicaid payments on a more timely basis to ensure access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries.

Dec 22, 2016

Pass-Through Payments

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), IHA expressed concern that a proposed rule would further constrain many states’ transition of their Medicaid programs.

Sep 13, 2016

DSH Payments Third-Party Payers

IHA asked CMS for clarification on a proposed rule on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments and the treatment of third-party payers in calculating uncompensated care. 

Aug 12, 2015

Litigation Update 5

The House's Revenue Committee heard testimony on the Rauner Administration's plans to issue Medicaid payments in compliance with several consent decrees.

Aug 05, 2015

Litigation Update 4

The Rauner Administration has decided that all Medicaid providers statewide should be paid for services provided to all Medicaid beneficiaries—children and adults—during the budget impasse.

Aug 03, 2015

Litigation Update 3

During the state budget impasse, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services will make payments to providers serving Medicaid beneficiaries who are children.

Jul 24, 2015

Litigation Update 2

The state must continue to make all Medicaid payments for all healthcare services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries who reside in Cook County, according to an agreed-upon court order.

Jun 21, 2018

IHA Update: Illinois Medicaid 1115 Waiver

This memo provides several new Medicaid-related behavioral health updates.

May 22, 2018

Telehealth Recommendations Requested by HFS

IHA recommendations on Medicaid telehealth practice and reimbursement promote broad telehealth expansion. Our recommendations came at the request of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Jan 26, 2018

Telehealth Coalition

IHA and a diverse group of stakeholders sent a letter to the Governor's office outlining Medicaid regulations that are limiting quality care and cost savings through telehealth.

Sep 12, 2016

Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver Proposal

With a Medicaid section 1115 waiver, the state would use federal funds to shift behavioral health patients from institutional to community care settings and enhance community-based services.

Aug 26, 2016

1115 Waiver Proposal Summary

Several IHA-backed initiatives, including integrating behavioral health and physical health, are in the State's draft of its federal health transformation Medicaid section 1115 waiver proposal.

Aug 04, 2016

HHS Transformation Medicaid Waiver

State officials are working to transform how health and supportive services are provided to people with behavioral health conditions. Their plan will likely include a Medicaid 1115 waiver proposal.