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 Bill Status of SB0027  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CODE/PUBLIC AID-TELEHEALTH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Andy Manar - Dave Syverson - Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Terry Link - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Dale Fowler, Rachelle Crowe, Antonio Muñoz, Paul Schimpf, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Emil Jones, III, Bill Cunningham, Cristina Castro and Steven M. Landek

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.22
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25a new
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, provides that certain health benefit policies or plans may not exclude from coverage a medically necessary health care service or procedure delivered by certain providers solely because the health care service or procedure is provided through telehealth (rather than requiring certain policies to meet specified criteria if they provide coverage for telehealth services). Provides the requirements of coverage for telehealth services. Provides that an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance that provides coverage for telehealth services delivered by contracted licensed dietitian nutritionists and contracted certified diabetes educators must also provide coverage for in-home services for senior diabetes patients (rather than requiring an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance that provides coverage for telehealth services to provide coverage for licensed dietitian nutritionists and certified diabetes educators who counsel senior diabetes patients in the patients' homes). Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides payment, reimbursement, and service requirements for telehealth services provided under the State's fee-for-service or managed care medical assistance programs. Provides that "telehealth" includes telepsychiatry. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall implement the new provisions 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Repeals a provision requiring the Department to reimburse psychiatrists and federally qualified health centers for mental health services provided by psychiatrists to medical assistance recipients through telepsychiatry. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  1/10/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/23/2019SenateAssigned to Insurance
  1/29/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  1/30/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  1/31/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  2/1/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  2/5/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  2/5/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  2/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
  2/15/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/20/2019SenatePostponed - Insurance
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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