(305 ILCS 5/5-5.1)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.1)
Grouping of facilities.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall, for purposes of payment, provide for
groupings of nursing facilities. Factors to be considered
in grouping facilities may include, but are not limited to,
size, age, patient mix, percentage of Medicaid funded residents, or geographical area.
The groupings developed under this Section shall be
considered in determining reasonable cost reimbursement
formulas. However, this Section shall not preclude the
Department from recognizing and evaluating the cost of
capital on a facility-by-facility basis.
A resident of a nursing facility whose application for long term care benefits is awaiting final action shall be included in the calculation as a Medicaid funded resident.
(Source: P.A. 99-684, eff. 1-1-17