(305 ILCS 5/12-4.37)
Children's Healthcare Partnership Pilot Program.
(a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in cooperation with the Department of Human Services, shall establish a Children's Healthcare Partnership Pilot Program in Sangamon County to fund the provision of various health care services by a single provider, or a group of providers that have entered into an agreement for that purpose, at a single location in the county. Services covered under the pilot program shall include, but need not be limited to, family practice, pediatric, nursing (including advanced practice nursing), psychiatric, dental, and vision services. The Departments shall fund the provision of all services provided under the pilot program using a rate structure that is cost-based. To be selected by the Departments as the provider of health care services under the pilot program, a provider or group of providers must serve a disproportionate share of low-income or indigent patients, including recipients of medical assistance under Article V of this Code. The Departments shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this Section.
(b) Implementation of this Section is contingent on federal approval. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall take appropriate action by January 1, 2010 to seek federal approval.
(c) This Section is inoperative if the provider of health care services under the pilot program receives designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look-Alike.
(Source: P.A. 96-691, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)