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Full Text of HB4736  100th General Assembly


Rep. Fred Crespo

Filed: 4/23/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4736 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 5-2b and by adding Section 5-30a as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/5-2b)
7    Sec. 5-2b. Medically fragile and technology dependent
8children eligibility and program. Notwithstanding any other
9provision of law except as provided in Section 5-30a, on and
10after September 1, 2012, subject to federal approval, medical
11assistance under this Article shall be available to children
12who qualify as persons with a disability, as defined under the
13federal Supplemental Security Income program and who are
14medically fragile and technology dependent. The program shall
15allow eligible children to receive the medical assistance
16provided under this Article in the community and must maximize,



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1to the fullest extent permissible under federal law, federal
2reimbursement and family cost-sharing, including co-pays,
3premiums, or any other family contributions, except that the
4Department shall be permitted to incentivize the utilization of
5selected services through the use of cost-sharing adjustments.
6The Department shall establish the policies, procedures,
7standards, services, and criteria for this program by rule.
8(Source: P.A. 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)
9    (305 ILCS 5/5-30a new)
10    Sec. 5-30a. Exemptions from managed care enrollment;
11children. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
12Department shall not require any of the following children to
13enroll in or transition to the State's managed care medical
14assistance program:
15        (1) Children who are authorized by the Department to
16    receive in-home shift nursing services as required by the
17    federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and
18    Treatment (EPSDT) provisions under 42 CFR 441.50 et seq.
19        (2) Children made eligible for medical assistance
20    through any home and community-based services waiver
21    program for medically fragile and technology dependent
22    children authorized under Section 1915(c) of the Social
23    Security Act.
24    Any children who meet the criteria under paragraph (1) or
25(2) and who are enrolled in the State's managed care medical



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1assistance program on or before the effective date of this
2amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be given the
3option to disenroll from the State's managed care medical
4assistance program and receive medical assistance coverage
5under the State's traditional fee-for-service program.".