92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB1978
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MEDICAID-HOSPITAL PAYMNT STUDY                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Creates a Medicaid  Hospital      
   Payment  Task  Force  to conduct a comprehensive study of the Medicaid      
   program  to  ascertain  the  adequacy  of  rates  for  inpatient   and      
   outpatient  hospital  care  to  ensure  the  continued availability of      
   hospital care in this State. Effective immediately.                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Public Aid  Code  to  add      
   provisions  substantially  similar to those of the bill as introduced,      
   with changes  that  include  the  following:  (1)  eliminates  certain      
   legislative  findings  concerning  Medicaid payments to hospitals; (2)      
   changes the name of the  task  force  to  the  Medicaid  Hospital  and      
   Physician  Payment  Task  Force and directs the task force to consider      
   Medicaid payment rates for physicians as well as  for  hospitals;  (3)      
   adds  one  person  recommended  by  the  Cook  County Bureau of Health      
   Services and 2 persons  recommended  by  the  Illinois  State  Medical      
   Society  as  members  of  the  task  force;  (4)  deletes  one  person      
   recommended by the Illinois Catholic Health Association as a member of      
   the  task  force;  and  (5) repeals the provisions concerning the task      
   force on January 1, 2004.  Effective immediately.                           
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: NOV-21-2002

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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