(305 ILCS 5/5G-15)
Payment of assessment; penalty.
(a) The assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable in monthly installments on the last State business day of the month for care days reported for the preceding third month prior to the month in which the assessment is payable and due. A facility that has delayed payment due to the State's failure to reimburse for services rendered may request an extension on the due date for payment pursuant to subsection (c) and shall pay the assessment within 30 days of reimbursement by the Department.
(b) The Department shall provide for an electronic submission process for each supportive living facility to report at a minimum the number of care days of the supportive living facility for the reporting period and other reasonable information the Department requires for the administration of its responsibilities under this Code. The Department shall prepare an assessment bill stating the amount due and payable each month and submit it to each supportive living facility via an electronic process. To the extent practicable, the Department shall coordinate the assessment reporting requirements with other reporting required of supportive living facilities.
(c) The Department is authorized to establish delayed payment schedules for supportive living facilities that are unable to make assessment payments when due under this Section due to financial difficulties, as determined by the Department. The Department may not deny a request for delay of payment of the assessment imposed under this Article if the supportive living facility has not been paid for services provided during the month in which the assessment is levied.
(d) If a supportive living facility fails to pay the full amount of an assessment payment when due (including any extensions granted under subsection (c)), there shall, unless waived by the Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 a penalty assessment equal to the lesser of (i) 1% of the amount of the assessment payment not paid on or before the due date plus 1% of the portion thereof remaining unpaid on the last day of each month thereafter or (ii) 100% of the assessment payment amount not paid on or before the due date. For purposes of this subsection, payments will be credited first to unpaid assessment payment amounts (rather than to penalty or interest), beginning with the most delinquent assessment payments. Payment cycles of longer than 30 days shall be one factor the Director takes into account in granting a waiver under this Section.
(e) No installment of the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable until after the Department notifies the supportive living facilities, in writing, that the payment methodologies to supportive living facilities required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon notification to the Department of approval of the payment methodologies required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code and the waivers granted under 42 CFR 433.68, all installments otherwise due under this Section prior to the date of notification shall be due and payable to the Department upon written direction from the Department within 90 days after issuance by the Comptroller of the payments required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)