(305 ILCS 5/5-11.1)
Cooperative arrangements; contracts.
The Illinois Department
may enter into cooperative
State agencies responsible for administering or supervising the
administration of health services and vocational rehabilitation services to
maximize utilization of these services in the provision of medical assistance.
The Illinois Department shall, not later than June 30, 1994, enter into
one or more cooperative arrangements with the Department of Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities providing that the Department of Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities will be responsible for administering
or supervising all programs for services to persons in community care
facilities for persons with mental illness, including but not limited to
intermediate care facilities, that are supported by State funds or by funding
under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
The responsibilities of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities under these agreements are transferred to the Department of
Human Services as provided in the Department of Human Services Act.
The Department may also contract with State health and rehabilitation
agencies and other public or private health care and rehabilitation
organizations to act for it in supplying designated medical services to persons
eligible under this Section. Any contracts with health services or health
maintenance organizations shall be restricted to organizations which have been
certified as being in compliance with standards promulgated under the laws of
this State governing the establishment and operation of health services or
health maintenance organizations. The Department may also contract with
insurance companies or other corporate entities serving as fiscal
intermediaries in this State for the federal government in respect to Medicare
payments under Title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act to act for the
Department in paying medical care suppliers. Nothing in this Section shall be
construed to abrogate any existing doctor/patient relationships with
Department of Healthcare and Family Services recipients or the free choice of clients or their
guardians to select a physician to provide medical care. The provisions of
Section 9 of the State Finance Act notwithstanding, such contracts with State
agencies, other health care and rehabilitation organizations, or fiscal
intermediaries may provide for advance payments.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)