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.
We are at a critical juncture in our efforts to pass legislation to continue the Hospital Assessment Program.
Testimony to the Illinois House Appropriations-Human Service Committee, given by A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President & CEO
With the General Assembly preparing to take action on Senate Bill 1773, it is critical that legislators hear from the hospital community now.
Meet with or talk to your state Senator and Representative and urge them to support and vote Yes on Senate Bill 1773.
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.
In the spring legislative session, IHA blocked proposals to cut Medicaid prodiver rates by $1 billion and increase the hospital assessment by $175 million. See IHA's summary of key bills.
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.