Proposed Changes In Methods And Standards
State of Illinois Healthcare and Family Services
Proposed Changes in Methods and Standards for Establishing Medical Assistance Payment Rates for Certain Services
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) proposes to change the methods and standards by which certain services are reimbursed under the Illinois Medical Assistance Program, pursuant to implementation of the Illinois' State Fiscal Year 2011 budget.
Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2010, vendors of homemaker services will have their rates increased by $0.91 per hour. Payments to such vendors who provide health care to their employees shall also be increased by $0.15 per hour effective July 1, 2010.
The estimated annual cost of the fiscal year 2011 increases is $18.3 million.
Future rate increases for these services will be the result of negotiated agreements between the State of Illinois and representatives of organized labor.
Time, place and manner in which interested persons may comment on the proposed changes:
Any interested party may submit comments, data, views, or arguments concerning these proposed changes. All comments must be in writing and should be addressed to:
Bureau of Program and Reimbursement Analysis
Division of Medical Programs
Healthcare and Family Services
201 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, Illinois 62763-0001
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may review these proposed changes on or after December 1, 2009, on the Internet HFS Public Notices. Local access to the Internet is available through any local public library. In addition, this material may be viewed at the DHS local offices (except in Cook County). In Cook County, the changes may be reviewed at the Office of the Director, Healthcare and Family Services, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. The changes may be reviewed at all offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. This notice is being provided in accordance with federal requirements found at 42 CFR 447.205.