Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB1900
Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

 Bill Status of HB1900  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Community Hospital Access, Relationship, and Equity (CARE) Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a community hospital pilot program to expand access to health care options through the use of prepayment plans to secure improved access to health care navigators, physician networks, prescription drugs at reduced prices, and transparent health care pricing. Provides that no later than December 1, 2021, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services shall identify a community hospital in (i) the Cook County region; (ii) a suburban region; and (iii) a rural region of the State that is eligible to participate in the pilot program. Provides that the hospitals must provide pediatric services, diagnostic services, emergency room services, standard chronic care treatments, and obstetrics services. Provides that for a period of 3 years after selection, each community hospital may craft hospital community access plans that achieve the following for underinsured or uninsured patients: (1) charge patients capped annual fees in exchange for an assigned patient navigator; (2) for patients who have contracted for administrative services, grant access to all health care professional services with capped billing amounts; provide a list of medical services offered by the community hospital or in-network providers; and allow prescription fills at federal pricing levels; (3) identify out-of-network providers and associated costs for services not available at the community hospital; and (4) assist patients with referrals to appropriate federal and State agencies when they have a grievance, complaint, or question regarding their health plan or coverage. Contains provisions concerning reporting requirements. Provides that the Act is repealed on June 30, 2025. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/22/2021HouseTo Medicaid Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Back To Top