Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging by providing that, beginning July 1, 2004, vendors of homemaker, chore, and housekeeping services shall receive a rate increase of $1.16 per hour if at least $0.86 of that increase is used to increase the wages of homemakers and chore housekeepers. Provides that vendors receiving this increase must submit proof to the Department, either (i) by a an audited supplemental to the Direct Service Workers cost report or (ii) by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, that they have increased homemakers' and chore housekeepers' wages by $0.86 per hour. Effective on July 1, 2004.
Fiscal Note (Department on Aging)
Based on estimated units (hours) of homemaker service that will be provided during FY05, the gross general revenue cost of this rate increase would be approximately $18.6 million. The net cost to the State, based on recent Medicaid claiming data, is estimated at $14.2 million.