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 Bill Status of SB1673  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Robert Peters - Melinda Bush - Iris Y. Martinez - Kimberly A. Lightford, Cristina Castro, Mattie Hunter, Laura Fine, Ram Villivalam, John J. Cullerton, Pat McGuire and Christopher Belt

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mental Health Modernization and Access Improvement Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to apply for a Medicaid waiver or State Plan amendment, or both, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act to develop and implement a regulatory framework that allows, incentivizes, and fosters payment reform models for all Medicaid community mental health services provided by community mental health centers or behavioral health clinics. Requires the regulatory framework to: (i) allow for and incentivize service innovation that is aimed at producing the best health outcomes for Medicaid enrollees with mental health conditions; (ii) reward high-quality care through annual incentive payments to community mental health centers and behavioral health clinics; (iii) require community mental health centers and behavioral health clinics to report on specified quality and outcomes metrics; and other matters. Provides that all documentation and reporting requirements under the regulatory framework must comply with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and the State mental health parity requirements under the Illinois Insurance Code. Contains provisions concerning quality and outcomes metrics reporting; data sharing; the establishment of a Stakeholder Quality and Outcomes Metrics Development Working Group; statewide in-person trainings to ensure provider readiness for the regulatory framework; quality and patient safety protections; implementation timeline; certification of community mental health centers that opt into the regulatory framework; and other matters. Provides that the Act shall be implemented upon federal approval and only to the extent that federal financial participation is available. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/20/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/20/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/21/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/27/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Appropriations I
  2/27/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/1/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/8/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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