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90_SB1420ham002 LRB9009801DJcdam03 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1420 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 1420, AS AMENDED, 3 as follows: 4 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the 5 following: 6 "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 7 changing Section 5-5.4 as follows: 8 (305 ILCS 5/5-5.4) (from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4) 9 Sec. 5-5.4. Standards of Payment - Department of Public 10 Aid. The Department of Public Aid shall develop standards of 11 payment of skilled nursing and intermediate care services in 12 facilities providing such services under this Article which: 13 (1) Provides for the determination of a facility's 14 payment for skilled nursing and intermediate care services on 15 a prospective basis. The amount of the payment rate for all 16 nursing facilities certified under the medical assistance 17 program shall be prospectively established annually on the 18 basis of historical, financial, and statistical data 19 reflecting actual costs from prior years, which shall be 20 applied to the current rate year and updated for inflation, 21 except that the capital cost element for newly constructed -2- LRB9009801DJcdam03 1 facilities shall be based upon projected budgets. The 2 annually established payment rate shall take effect on July 1 3 in 1984 and subsequent years. Rate increases shall be 4 provided annually thereafter on July 1 in 1984 and on each 5 subsequent July 1 in the following years, except that no rate 6 increase and no update for inflation shall be provided on or 7 after July 1, 1994 except as otherwise may be provided for 8 herein. Rates established effective each July 1 shall govern 9 payment for services rendered throughout that fiscal year, 10 except that rates established on July 1, 1996 shall be 11 increased by 6.8% for services provided on or after January 12 1, 1997. Such rates will be based upon the rates calculated 13 for the year beginning July 1, 1990, and for subsequent years 14 thereafter shall be based on the facility cost reports for 15 the facility fiscal year ending at any point in time during 16 the previous calendar year, updated to the midpoint of the 17 rate year, except that rates established on July 1, 1998 18 shall be based on the facility cost reports on file with the 19 Department on April 1, 1997, updated to the midpoint of the 20 rate year, and reimbursement based upon those rates shall be 21 payable for services provided on or after October 1, 1998. 22 Effective October 1, 1998 the Department shall reimburse for 23 the actual cost of real estate taxes paid by the facility, 24 prorated for the facility's Medicaid census. The cost report 25 shall be on file with the Department no later than April 1 of 26 the current rate year. Should the cost report not be on file 27 by April 1, the Department shall base the rate on the latest 28 cost report filed by each skilled care facility and 29 intermediate care facility, updated to the midpoint of the 30 current rate year. In determining rates for services 31 rendered on and after July 1, 1985, fixed time shall not be 32 computed at less than zero. The Department shall not make 33 any alterations of regulations which would reduce any 34 component of the Medicaid rate to a level below what that -3- LRB9009801DJcdam03 1 component would have been utilizing in the rate effective on 2 July 1, 1984. 3 (2) Shall take into account the actual costs incurred by 4 facilities in providing services for recipients of skilled 5 nursing and intermediate care services under the medical 6 assistance program. 7 (3) Shall take into account the medical and 8 psycho-social characteristics and needs of the patients. 9 (4) Shall take into account the actual costs incurred by 10 facilities in meeting, licensing and certification standards 11 imposed and prescribed by the State of Illinois, any of its 12 political subdivisions or municipalities and by the United 13 States Department of Health, Education and Welfare pursuant 14 to Title XIX of the Social Security Act. 15 The Department of Public Aid shall develop precise 16 standards for payments to reimburse nursing facilities for 17 any utilization of appropriate rehabilitative personnel for 18 the provision of rehabilitative services which is authorized 19 by federal regulations, including reimbursement for services 20 provided by qualified therapists or qualified assistants, and 21 which is in accordance with accepted professional practices. 22 Reimbursement also may be made for utilization of other 23 supportive personnel under appropriate supervision. 24 (Source: P.A. 89-21, eff. 7-1-95; 89-499, eff. 6-28-96; 90-9, 25 eff. 7-1-97.) 26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 27 becoming law.".
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