KENNER AND SCHOENBERG.
MEDICAID-PAY FOR EPIDURALS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that no hospital may
promulgate policies or implement practices that determine differing
standards of obstetrical care based upon a patient's source of payment
or ability to pay for medical services and requires each hospital to
provide a copy of its written policy reflecting this to the Department
of Public Health and to post written notices of this policy in the
obstetrical admitting areas of the hospital by July 1, 1999. Amends
the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of
Professional Regulation may discipline a person licensed under the Act
for denying or threatening to withhold pain management services from a
woman in active labor, based upon that patient's source of payment or
ability to pay for medical services. Amends the Illinois Public Aid
Code. Provides that the Department of Public Aid shall provide
reimbursement to medical providers for epidural anesthesia services in
accordance with the guidelines of the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Effective Immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Removes provision that the written policy statement regarding a
hospital's standards for obstetrical care shall be provided to the
Department of Public Health.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Replaces the amendatory language in the Illinois Public Aid Code
with a provision that the Department of Public Aid shall provide
reimbursement to medical providers for epidural anesthesia services
when ordered by the attending practitioner at the time of delivery.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dept. of Professional Regulation)
Future revenues or costs cannot be estimated at this time.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1, 2 (Dept. of Public Aid)
The Department estimates that this legislation has no fiscal
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1, 2
(Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
The legislation creates both a local government organization
and structure mandate for which no State reimbursement is re-
quired, and a service mandate for which reimbursement of 50%
to 100% of the increased cost to units of local government is
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 60/22
Removes the changes to the Medical Practice Act of 1987 from the
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 3 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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