Feb 17, 2023

Governor Pritzker's FY2024 Budget Proposal

The following memo summarizes the recent budget proposal announced by Governor Pritzker on Feb. 15, 2023.

Aug 30, 2021

Nurse Staffing Improvement Act: Educational Resources and Information

On Aug. 27, Gov. Pritzker signed into law SB2153 (PA102-0641), bipartisan legislation to strengthen the existing Nurse Staffing by Patient Acuity Act as an alternative to proposed ratio legislation.

Aug 18, 2021

Medical Records Copy Legislation – House Bill 714

This new law will expand the circumstances that a healthcare facility must provide a patient one complete copy of their medical records free of charge.

Aug 10, 2021

Regulatory and Patient Care Legislation Acted Upon by General Assembly

This memo summarizes legislation passed by the General Assembly in the Spring 2021 session addressing issues of patient care and hospital regulation.   

Jul 22, 2021

IHA Responds to Healthcare Affordability Report

IHA provides written comments responding to options outlined in “Feasibility Report for Coverage Affordability Initiatives in Illinois”, released by the state.

Apr 21, 2021

IHA Summary: State Healthcare Affordability Report

This memo summarizes “Feasibility Report for Coverage Affordability Initiatives in Illinois”, a report from the Depts. of Healthcare and Family Services and Insurance.

Mar 29, 2021

IHA Summary of HB 158: Health Care and Human Service Reform Act

See IHA's summary of House Bill 158: Health Care and Human Service Reform Act.

Nov 03, 2020

IHA Position Paper: Hospital and Healthcare Transformation Program – Investing for Health Equity

Illinois should invest in systemic hospital and healthcare transformation to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. IHA shares its principles for legislation.

Oct 21, 2020

$50 Million State Broadband Funding Opportunity

On Oct. 19, Gov. Pritzker announced the state released $50 million in funding for the second round of matching grants of Connect Illinois, the state's $420 million statewide broadband expansion.

Aug 19, 2020

Hospital Transformation: Opportunity & Challenge

IHA made this presentation to the Medicaid Legislative Work Group on August 19.

Mar 24, 2020

State Telehealth Coverage and Reimbursement Announcements

An Executive Order issued March 19 requires commercial insurers to cover costs of all clinically appropriate, medically necessary telehealth services rendered by in-network providers.

Mar 06, 2020

IHA Summary: Governor’s FY2021 Budget Proposal

This memo provides a detailed overview of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s FY2021 state budget proposal.

Feb 12, 2020

$50 Million Broadband Investment Encourages Hospital Partnership

The state has released funding for the first round of matching grants of Connect Illinois for statewide broadband expansion.

Feb 06, 2020

Raising Awareness About 2020 Census – How Hospitals Can Help

IHA is working with Cook County and the state of Illinois to raise public awareness about the importance of residents completing the 2020 Census for a full and accurate count.