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305 ILCS 5/5-5.4e

    (305 ILCS 5/5-5.4e)
    Sec. 5-5.4e. Nursing facilities; ventilator rates. On and after October 1, 2009, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall adopt rules to provide medical assistance reimbursement under this Article for the care of persons on ventilators in skilled nursing facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act and certified to participate under the medical assistance program. Accordingly, necessary amendments to the rules implementing the Minimum Data Set (MDS) payment methodology shall also be made to provide a separate per diem ventilator rate based on days of service. The Department may adopt rules necessary to implement this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly through the use of emergency rulemaking in accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that the 24-month limitation on the adoption of emergency rules under Section 5-45 and the provisions of Sections 5-115 and 5-125 of that Act do not apply to rules adopted under this Section. For purposes of that Act, the General Assembly finds that the adoption of rules to implement this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly is deemed an emergency and necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
    On and after July 1, 2012, the Department shall reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments or alter any methodologies authorized by this Code to reduce any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments in accordance with Section 5-5e.
(Source: P.A. 96-743, eff. 8-25-09; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)