With 3.2 million Illinoisans on Medicaid, Illinois hospitals and health systems care for a significant number of patients covered by this government program, making it a priority for IHA.
One in four Illinois residents receives health coverage through Medicaid.
ACA Access Payments ensure that the Medicaid rate for hospital services for newly ACA covered adults is the same rate for traditional Medicaid beneficiaries.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is a key resource for important provider notices and policies. Find policy updates here.
The Hospital Assessment Program provides $3.5 billion in Medicaid funding for hospital and other healthcare services. The Illinois General Assembly has approved legislation to redesign the program.
MCO-HAP is designed to preserve and enhance Medicaid patients’ access to hospital services as Illinois Medicaid transitions to a capitated environment. See MCO-HAP and ACA MCO-HAP reports.
IHA works to ensure Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) perform well for patients. Our policy experts monitor MCO issues for accountability and efficiency.