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 Bill Status of HB4771  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID-LONG-TERM CARE-DOCS

House Sponsors
Rep. Norine K. Hammond - Ryan Spain - Jay Hoffman - Gregory Harris - Michael D. Unes, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., La Shawn K. Ford, Robyn Gabel, Will Guzzardi, Sonya M. Harper, Elizabeth Hernandez, Cynthia Soto, Emanuel Chris Welch, Michael Halpin, Justin Slaughter, Michelle Mussman, Daniel J. Burke, Luis Arroyo, Jonathan Carroll, Robert Rita, Jerry Costello, II, Chad Hays, David S. Olsen, Deb Conroy, Sara Feigenholtz, Kelly M. Cassidy, Frances Ann Hurley, Patricia R. Bellock, Sheri Jesiel, Tony McCombie, Christian L. Mitchell, Natalie A. Manley, Katie Stuart, Dave Severin, Terri Bryant, Robert W. Pritchard and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe - Dave Syverson - Jil Tracy - Iris Y. Martinez, Martin A. Sandoval, Toi W. Hutchinson, Steve Stadelman, Omar Aquino, Emil Jones, III, Patricia Van Pelt, Cristina Castro, David Koehler, Linda Holmes, Michael E. Hastings, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Tim Bivins, Terry Link, Andy Manar, Karen McConnaughay, Bill Cunningham, Neil Anderson, Heather A. Steans, Michael Connelly and Scott M. Bennett)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/15/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/11-5.4


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' Office of the Inspector General to perform the following actions to ensure that applicants submit completed applications for long-term care benefits: (i) provide each applicant with a checklist of information and documents the applicant must submit to complete an application for long-term care benefits; (ii) notify each applicant of the date upon which such information or documents were received by the Department; (iii) update and maintain the Department's computer hardware and software to ensure each applicant receives a timely response to any email sent by the applicant to the Department; and (iv) notify each applicant of the 30-day time period to submit all requested information or documents to the Department.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/5-5g new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires long-term care providers to submit all changes in resident status, including, but not limited to, death, discharge, changes in patient credit, third party liability, and Medicare coverage to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services through the Medical Electronic Data Interchange System, the Recipient Eligibility Verification System, or the Electronic Data Interchange System under a specified schedule. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to serve as the lead agency assuming primary responsibility for the full implementation of provisions concerning expedited long-term care eligibility determinations, renewals, enrollments, and payments, including the establishment and operation of the expedited long-term care system. Provides that beginning on June 29, 2018, provisional eligibility must be issued to any individual who has not received a final eligibility determination on the individual's application for Medicaid or Medicaid long-term care benefits or a notice of an opportunity for a hearing within the federally prescribed deadlines for the processing of such applications. Requires the Department to maintain the individual's provisional Medicaid enrollment status until a final eligibility determination is approved or the individual's appeal has been adjudicated and eligibility is denied. Provides that the Department or the managed care organization, if applicable, must reimburse providers for all services rendered during an individual's provisional eligibility period. Requires the Department to adopt, by rules, policies and procedures to ensure prospective compliance with the federal deadlines for Medicaid and Medicaid long-term care benefits eligibility determinations. Sets forth certain standards and principles the policies must address, including: (i) a streamlined application and enrollment process; (ii) protocols to expedite the eligibility processing system for applicants meeting certain guidelines, regardless of the age of the application; (iii) the review of applications for long-term care benefits when there exists credible evidence that an applicant has transferred assets with the intent of defrauding the State; and other matters. Contains provisions concerning: (1) the adoption of policies and procedures to improve communication between long-term care benefits central office personnel, applicants, and facilities in which the applicants reside; the establishment of policies and procedures to improve accountability and provide for the expedited payment of services rendered; (3) the Department's investigation of public-private partnerships in use in Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota that are aimed at redeploying caseworkers to targeted high-Medicaid facilities for the purpose of expediting initial Medicaid and Medicaid long-term care benefits applications, renewals, and all other things related to enrollment, reimbursement, and application processing; (4) provider association meetings; (5) presumptive eligibility of benefits; (6) the prioritization of processing applications on a last-in, first-out basis; and other matters.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, but with the following changes: Provides that an applicant with provisional enrollment status must have his or her benefits paid for under the State's fee-for-service system until such time as the State makes a final determination on the applicant's Medicaid or Medicaid long-term care application (rather than an applicant with provisional enrollment status, who is not enrolled in a managed care organization at the time the applicant's provisional status is issued, must continue to have his or her benefits paid for under the State's fee-for-service system until such time as the State makes a final determination on the applicant's Medicaid or Medicaid long-term care application). Provides that if an individual is enrolled with a managed care organization for community benefits at the time the individual's provisional status is issued, the managed care organization is only responsible for paying benefits covered under the capitation payment received by the managed care organization for the individual. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to clearly identify as provisional eligibility vouchers those vouchers submitted to the Office of the Comptroller on behalf of applicants with provisional enrollment status. Adds a definition for the term "renewal". Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/5-5g new
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/11-5.4

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, beginning on June 29, 2018, provisional eligibility, in the form of a recipient identification number and any other necessary credentials to permit an applicant to receive benefits, must be issued to any applicant who has not received a final eligibility determination on his or her application for Medicaid or Medicaid long-term care benefits or a notice of an opportunity for a hearing within the federally prescribed deadlines for the processing of such applications. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to maintain the applicant's provisional Medicaid enrollment status until a final eligibility determination is approved or the applicant's appeal has been adjudicated and eligibility is denied. Provides that the Department or the managed care organization, if applicable, must reimburse providers for services rendered during an applicant's provisional eligibility period. Provides: (i) that claims for services rendered to an applicant with provisional eligibility status must be submitted and processed in the same manner as those submitted on behalf of beneficiaries determined to qualify for benefits; (2) that an applicant with provisional enrollment status must have his or her benefits paid for under the State's fee-for-service system until the State makes a final determination on the applicant's Medicaid or Medicaid long-term care application; and that the Department, within 10 business days of issuing provisional eligibility to an applicant, must submit to the Office of the Comptroller for payment a voucher for all retroactive reimbursement due. Requires the Department to adopt rules. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ryan Spain
  2/13/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2018HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  4/10/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2018HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/26/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  5/4/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/7/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/7/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Public Health; 007-000-000
  5/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2018
  5/10/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/10/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/10/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/15/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/16/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/16/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/16/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/18/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/18/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/18/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/18/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/22/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  5/22/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/23/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 014-000-000
  5/24/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/24/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Mulroe
  5/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/24/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 107-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 107-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  6/15/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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