Synopsis As Introduced Amends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that the State Treasurer may accept contributions for ABLE accounts once the Internal Revenue Service has issued either interim guidance or final regulations (currently, only final regulations). Provides that ABLE accounts may also be established for residents of other states (currently, only residents of Illinois). Makes technical corrections. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Permits the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt emergency rules to implement the provisions of the amendatory Act. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that for State fiscal years 2017 and 2018, disbursements from the Healthcare Provider Relief Fund shall be made for certain payments to the designated human poison control center. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes the following changes to the Hospital Provider Funding Article: In a provision concerning certain annual assessments on inpatient services, provides that effective July 1, 2016 and semi-annually thereafter through June 2018, in addition to any federally required State share, the amount of $218.38 shall be increased by a uniform percentage to generate an amount equal to 75% of the ACA Assessment Adjustment. In a provision concerning certain annual assessments on outpatient services, provides that effective July 1, 2016 and semi-annually thereafter through June 2018, in addition to any federally required State share, the amount of .008766 shall be increased by a uniform percentage to generate an amount equal to 25% of the ACA Assessment Adjustment. Defines "ACA Assessment Adjustment". Requires the Department to complete and apply a final reconciliation of the ACA Assessment Adjustment prior to June 30, 2018. Provides that, for State fiscal years 2017 and 2018, disbursements from the Hospital Provider Fund shall be made for making transfers to the Healthcare Provider Relief Fund of moneys collected from the ACA Assessment Adjustment. Provides that effective January 1, 2016, the Department shall increase capitation payments to managed care organizations to include the payments authorized under the Code to preserve access to hospital services for Medicaid recipients by ensuring that the reimbursement provided for Affordable Care Act adults enrolled in a MCO is equivalent to the reimbursement provided for Affordable Care Act adults enrolled in a fee-for-service program. Provides that such payments may be guaranteed by a surety bond obtained by the managed care organization in an amount established by the Department to approximate one month's liability of authorized payments. Makes changes to provisions concerning hospital access payments for Affordable Care Act adults who are enrolled under a fee-for-service or capitated managed care program. Contains a provision requiring the Department to make a specified payment to the designated human poison control center for State fiscal year 2017 and State fiscal year 2018. Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Shortens the time period under which hospitals located in DuPage County shall make quarterly installments to the human poison control center in existence as of July 1, 2014 and established under the authority of the Act. Effective immediately.