Bill Status of HB1661 97th General Assembly
Short Description: INS-PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST FEE
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that beginning January 1, 2012, the physician fee schedule for the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program and for pediatric physician specialists under the medical assistance program must increase to become competitive with those of non-governmental, third-party health insurance programs. Provides that by January 1, 2015, the payment for a pediatric specialty physician service must not be lower than Medicare reimbursement in accordance with the Medicare payment localities for Illinois. Provides that the Department shall annually increase pediatric specialty physician payments under the provisions of the Act by an amount approximately equal to one-third of the difference between the actual rates available for such purposes on January 1, 2011 and the Medicare reimbursement rates effective on January 1, 2011. Makes other changes.