IHA has a strong presence in Springfield, where we work with elected officials and policy makers in a bipartisan fashion to ensure that laws and regulations advance healthcare in Illinois.
On May 30, 2019, the General Assembly passed a Medicaid Omnibus Bill (SB1321) designed to stabilize Illinois’ Medicaid managed care program.
The General Assembly adjourned its spring session on June 2. This summary provides an overview of the outcomes on our key issues.
IHA is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached on a comprehensive Medicaid managed care reform package.
A brief overview of the legislative proposal on nurse staffing ratios (House Bill 2604).
The following resource documents reference opposing mandatory nurse staffing ratios.
This bill increases regulatory burdens and costs for healthcare projects, makes the process less predictable, and undermines confidence in the health planning program.
To achieve the vision of a healthy Illinois, $500 million in State capital funds should be invested in hospitals that need to transform their aging facilities.
To improve the health and well-being of every Illinoisan, the State must invest in its healthcare infrastructure.
The issue of mandatory nurse staffing ratios is headed to a key vote in the General Assembly on March 27. It is critical that the hospital community keep up the pressure and oppose House Bill 2604.
National Nurses United, the powerful union that successfully pushed for nurse staffing ratios in California, is now backing HB3585.
As part of our ongoing advocacy efforts, IHA will hold a special Hospital Advocacy Day in Springfield on Tuesday, April 30.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker today signed IHA-backed legislation, Senate Bill 1469 (PA100-1181), at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
HB 3585 is overreaching, harmful and excessive and will be a major barrier to hospitals and health systems transforming healthcare to best serve their patients and communities.
A comprehensive legislative package of Medicaid managed care reform bills developed and strongly backed by IHA was introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.
IHA’s 2019 State Advocacy Agenda—Healthy Communities—outlines nine principle healthcare policy issues, including Medicaid Managed Care oversight and an adequately funded State budget.
The General Assembly took final action on several important hospital issues that IHA strongly advocated for during the Veto Session.
IHA’s memo summarizes key results from the Nov. 6 election.
This is a detailed summary of the key budget and healthcare bills that IHA worked on this spring.
The Illinois General Assembly adjourned after passing the state budget for FY2019 without any Medicaid rate cuts, and with a five-year renewal of the tax credit for investor-owned hospitals.
Testimony to the Illinois Senate I and II Committees, given by David Gross, IHA Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Testimony to the Illinois House Appropriations-Human Service Committee, given by A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President & CEO
IHA testimony to the Illinois House Appropriations-Human Services Committee re: Hospital Assessment Program Redesign
Map of Federal contribution per Medicaid beneficiary and State ranking chart
IHA urged state officials to ensure health plans are fully complying with parity laws. IHA supports legislation to increase transparency of health plan practices and improve parity law enforcement.
In public testimony, IHA expressed the commitment of the hospital community to address workplace safety issues in the wake of incidents of violence involving nurses.
IHA has prepared talking points and background information for you to use when meeting with legislators on Tuesday.
Urgent: Call/Meet with Your State Rep to Oppose Nurse Staffing Ratios (HB2604)
Meet with your state Representative and Senator when they are home in their districts over the next two weeks.
Policy must strike a careful balance between the appropriate regulation of EtO and patients’ access to sterile medical supplies.
IDPH adopted rules to implement PA 98-690.
IDPH has issued emergency rules concerning a healthcare worker’s ability to refuse an influenza vaccination.
This memo highlights major components and requirements of a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
Two new laws make the following changes—updating required HIV testing for pregnant women and outlining the home health and health services referral policy for healthcare providers.
Changes to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act (PA 99-0690) require healthcare facilities to develop protocols to ensure conscience-based objections are handled in a timely manner.
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the Human Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act requires hospital emergency rooms to post a public notice with human trafficking resources.
An amendment of the Illinois AIDS Confidentiality Act clarifies and streamlines procedural and documentation requirements for obtaining informed consent for HIV testing in healthcare facilities.