Briefly Noted

May 13, 2020

The Illinois General Assembly is now scheduled to reconvene next week, starting on May 20, for an abbreviated three-day session.  The House will meet in the Bank of Springfield convention center, while the Senate will meet at the Capitol.  Among the key items on the legislative agenda are the state budget, authorization of Phase 2 of the Hospital Assessment Program and COVID-19 relief.  Yesterday, IHA sent a letter to the four legislative leaders outlining COVID relief requests for hospitals and health systems.                       

On Friday, May 8, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its methodology for determining high impact and rural hospital and provider payments from the Provider Relief Fund.  See IHA’s summary.