(305 ILCS 5/5-2.09)
Enhanced federal medical assistance percentage.
In accordance with Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2) and corresponding federal guidance, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall take appropriate actions to claim an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) provided by Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with respect to expenditures under the State medical assistance program for home and community-based services from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. The Department is authorized to use State funds equivalent to the amount of federal funds attributable to the increased federal medical assistance percentage under Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to implement or supplement the implementation of activities to enhance, expand, or strengthen home and community based services under the State's medical assistance program to the extent permitted by and aligned with the goals of Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through March 31, 2024 or any revised deadline established by the federal government. The use of such funds is subject to compliance with applicable federal requirements and federal approval, including the approval of any necessary State Plan Amendments, Waiver Amendments, or other federally required documents or assurances.
The Department may adopt rules as necessary, including emergency rules as authorized by Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, to implement the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)