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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 2010 budget. 

Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2009, vendors of homemaker services will have their rates increased by $0.91 per hour in order to increase the wages of their employees who provide homemaker services by at least $0.70 per hour. Payments to such vendors who provide health care to their employees shall also be increased by $0.13 per hour effective July 1, 2009.

The estimated annual cost of the fiscal year 2010 increases is $11.5 million.

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 62763-0002

E-mail address: 

Interested persons may review these proposed changes 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.