(305 ILCS 5/5-5.24)
Prenatal and perinatal care.
The Department of
Healthcare and Family Services may provide reimbursement under this Article for all prenatal and
perinatal health care services that are provided for the purpose of preventing
low-birthweight infants, reducing the need for neonatal intensive care hospital
services, and promoting perinatal health. These services may include
comprehensive risk assessments for pregnant women, women with infants, and
infants, lactation counseling, nutrition counseling, childbirth support,
psychosocial counseling, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, and
that have been proven to improve birth outcomes.
maximize the use of preventive prenatal and perinatal health care services
federal statutes, rules, and regulations.
The Department of Public Aid (now Department of Healthcare and Family Services)
shall develop a plan for prenatal and perinatal preventive
health care and
shall present the plan to the General Assembly by January 1, 2004.
On or before January 1, 2006 and
every 2 years
thereafter, the Department shall report to the General Assembly concerning the
effectiveness of prenatal and perinatal health care services reimbursed under
in preventing low-birthweight infants and reducing the need for neonatal
hospital services. Each such report shall include an evaluation of how the
expenditures for treating
low-birthweight infants compared with the investment in promoting healthy
infants in local community areas throughout Illinois relates to healthy infant
in those areas.
On and after July 1, 2012, the Department shall reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments or alter any methodologies authorized by this Code to reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments in accordance with Section 5-5e.
(Source: P.A. 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)