- District 43
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that it shall be a matter of State policy that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall set nursing facility rates by rule utilizing an evidenced-based methodology that rewards appropriate staffing, quality-of-life improvements for nursing facility residents, including the cessation of payments for rooms with 3 or more people residing in them by January 1, 2027, and the reduction of racial inequities and health disparities for nursing facility residents enrolled in Medicaid. Provides that the new nursing services reimbursement methodology taking effect January 1, 2022, upon federal approval, shall utilize the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) (rather than the RUG-IV 48 grouper model). Sets the statewide base rate for dates of service on and after January 1, 2022 at $85.25. Requires the Department to establish, by rule, a multiplier based on information from the Payroll Based Journal. Provides that, beginning on and after January 1, 2022, the Department shall allocate funding, by rule, for per diem add-ons to the PDPM methodology for each resident with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Contains provisions concerning funds allocated for certain incentive payments to nursing facilities; emergency rules; payments to improve the quality of care delivered by nursing facilities; long-term care provider assessments; and other matters. Amends the Nurse Agency Licensing Act. Prohibits nurse agencies from entering into covenants not to compete with certified nurse aides. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Permits the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt emergency rules. Effective immediately.
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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
Referred to Rules Committee
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