Bill Status of HB2596 99th General Assembly
Short Description: DHFS-MANAGED CARE ENTITIES
Rep. Gregory Harris
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in conjunction with the Department of Insurance, to by rule adopt standards for assessing the solvency and financial soundness of each managed care community network. Provides that any solvency and financial standards adopted for managed care community networks shall be identical to (rather than no more restrictive than) the solvency and financial standards required under Article II of the Health Maintenance Organization Act (rather than the solvency and financial standards adopted under the Social Security Act for provider-sponsored organizations). In provisions concerning entities contracted with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to coordinate healthcare for medical assistance recipients, provides that the Department shall treat all contracted entities identically in relation to care coordination ratios. Provides that Managed Care Entities are authorized to hire community healthcare workers to meet the mandated care coordination ratios; and that the Department shall define by policy the term "community healthcare workers" no later than January 1, 2016. Requires the Department to treat all contracted entities receiving risk-based capitation payments identically with regards to network adequacy and medical loss ratios. Provides that in conjunction with the Department of Insurance, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall ensure that all contracted entities receiving risk-based capitation payments are treated identically with regards to protections against financial insolvency.