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.
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.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association commends the General Assembly for overwhelmingly approving Senate Bills 1773 and 1573.
IHA urges members to publicly thank their local legislators who voted "Yes" on Senate Bills 1773 and 1573 to continue the Hospital Assessment Program.
We are at a crucial juncture in our efforts to pass legislation to continue the 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.
Many of the Governor's proposed savings would require legislative action or changes to employee contracts.
With the General Assembly preparing to take action on Senate Bill 1773, it is critical that legislators hear from the hospital community now.
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 in a letter outlined strong concerns with a proposed rule establishing new policies to implement Medicaid state disproportionate share allotment reductions.
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.
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.
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.
The House's Revenue Committee heard testimony on the Rauner Administration's plans to issue Medicaid payments in compliance with several consent decrees.
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.
During the state budget impasse, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services will make payments to providers serving Medicaid beneficiaries who are children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.