- District 27
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 as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ann Gillespie
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