Dec 12, 2019

Resource for New Signage Requirement for Hospital Emergency Departments

IHA provides a sample of the signage that hospitals must post on how to enroll in health insurance through the Illinois health insurance marketplace.

Dec 04, 2019

New Signage Requirement for Hospital Emergency Departments

Legislation recently enacted into law will require new hospital emergency department signage that provides information on how patients can enroll in health insurance. 

Nov 18, 2019

IDPH Finalizes Rules on Home Health Referrals, Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, Anesthesia Services

IDPH finalized rules on home health referrals, antibiotic stewardship programs, anesthesia services, medical record preservation, and emergency and strike notices.

Oct 14, 2019

Changes to the Equitable Restrooms Act Require New Signage

Recently enacted legislation will require signage changes for single-use restrooms in public buildings and places of “public accommodation,” which includes hospitals.

Sep 18, 2019

Pathway for Independent Physical Therapy Practice at Hospital Outpatient Facilities

In 2018, the Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Act was changed to allow physical therapists to provide services without a referral. IHA provides guidance on its applicability in the hospital setting.
Sep 06, 2019

New Enacted Maternal Health Laws Impacting Hospitals

The 2019 legislative session saw passage of an unprecedented number of maternal health legislation. IHA will send out further communication to the membership as those rules are developed.

Sep 04, 2019

Hospital Responsibilities for Timely Reporting of Fetal and Infant Deaths

IDPH asks for hospital assistance in the timely reporting of fetal and infant deaths, as well as the appropriate disposition remains. IDPH released a chart that outlines hospital requirements.

Aug 29, 2019

Hospital Reporting Requirements for Fetal and Infant Deaths

Hospitals must adhere to state laws for reporting births and deaths as well as the disposal of fetal and infant remains.

Jul 30, 2019

Hospitals Must Use New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers to Avoid Fines from HFS

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has indicated to IHA that a hospital’s failure to comply with completing the PCS form will result in financial penalties.

Jan 31, 2019

New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers in Effect Feb. 1

The new PCS form hospitals must complete and provide to an ambulance provider prior to transport of a non-emergency patient must be implemented by Feb. 1, 2019.

Dec 04, 2018

New PCS Form for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers Now Available

By Feb. 1, 2019, hospitals must complete the state's updated Physician Certification Statement and provide it to an ambulance provider prior to transporting a non-emergency patient.

Nov 20, 2018

Physician Certification Statement (PCS) Form

HFS has released updated PCS Forms for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers. Hospitals must implement these documents by Feb. 1, 2019.

Aug 16, 2018

Updated Hospital Responsibilities for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfers

As part of the Medicaid Omnibus Bill, Public Act 100-0646, which was effective July 27, hospital responsibilities have been updated.

Aug 14, 2018

Reporting of Opioid Overdose Cases

IDPH memo further outlines how hospitals are to report the care of patients with opioid overdoses in emergency departments as well as the use of opioid antagonists.

Jul 19, 2018

IDPH Finalizes Rules on Admitting, Observation, Sepsis and Opioid Overdose

New amendments to Hospital Licensing Requirements update regulations and codify statutory changes related to admitting policies, observation status, sepsis protocols and opioid overdose reporting.

Jul 12, 2017

Hospital Licensing Amendments

Amendments to Hospital Licensing requirements allow for two or more separately licensed hospitals in a health system to consolidate their medical staffs.