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(210 ILCS 89/5)
As used in this Act:
"Community health center" means a federally qualified health center as defined in Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the federal Social Security Act or a federally qualified health center look-alike.
"Cost to charge ratio" means the ratio of a hospital's costs to its charges taken from its most recently filed Medicare cost report (CMS 2552-96 Worksheet C, Part I, PPS Inpatient Ratios).
"Critical Access Hospital" means a hospital that is designated as such under the federal Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
"Family income" means the sum of a family's annual earnings and cash benefits from all sources before taxes, less payments made for child support.
"Federal poverty income guidelines" means the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).
"Financial assistance" means a discount provided to a patient under the terms and conditions a hospital offers to qualified patients or as required by law.
"Free and charitable clinic" means a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt health care organization providing health services to low-income uninsured or underinsured individuals that is recognized by either the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics or the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
"Health care services" means any medically necessary inpatient or outpatient hospital service, including pharmaceuticals or supplies provided by a hospital to a patient.
"Hospital" means any facility or institution required to be licensed pursuant to the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under the University of Illinois Hospital Act.
"Illinois resident" means any person who lives in Illinois and who intends to remain living in Illinois indefinitely. Relocation to Illinois for the sole purpose of receiving health care benefits does not satisfy the residency requirement under this Act.
"Medically necessary" means any inpatient or outpatient hospital service, including pharmaceuticals or supplies provided by a hospital to a patient, covered under Title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act for beneficiaries with the same clinical presentation as the uninsured patient. A "medically necessary" service does not include any of the following:
(1) Non-medical services such as social and
(2) Elective cosmetic surgery, but not plastic
surgery designed to correct disfigurement caused by injury, illness, or congenital defect or deformity.
"Rural hospital" means a hospital that is located outside a metropolitan statistical area.
"Uninsured discount" means a hospital's charges multiplied by the uninsured discount factor.
"Uninsured discount factor" means 1.0 less the product of a hospital's cost to charge ratio multiplied by 1.35.
"Uninsured patient" means an Illinois resident who is a patient of a hospital and is not covered under a policy of health insurance and is not a beneficiary under a public or private health insurance, health benefit, or other health coverage program, including high deductible health insurance plans, workers' compensation, accident liability insurance, or other third party liability.
(Source: P.A. 102-581, eff. 1-1-22