(305 ILCS 5/5A-12.8)
    Sec. 5A-12.8. Report to the General Assembly. In order to facilitate transparency, accountability, and future policy development by the General Assembly, the Department shall provide the reports and information specified in this Section. By February 1, 2022, the Department shall provide a report to the General Assembly that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
        (1) information on the total payments made under
Section 5A-12.7 through December 1, 2021 broken out by payment type; and
        (2) after consulting the hospital community and other
interested parties, information that summarizes and identifies options and stakeholder suggestions on the following:
            (A) policies and practices to improve access to
care, improve health, and reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities;
            (B) analysis of charity care by hospital;
            (C) revisions to the payment methodology for
graduate medical education;
            (D) revisions to the directed payment
methodologies, including the opportunity for hospitals to shift from the fixed pool to the fixed rate directed payments;
            (E) the definitions of and criteria to qualify as
a safety-net hospital, a high Medicaid hospital, or a children's hospital; and
            (F) options to revise the methodology for
calculating the assessment under Section 5A-2.
(Source: P.A. 101-650, eff. 7-7-20.)