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(305 ILCS 5/5-2.10)
Increased accountability for nursing facilities.
The Department shall develop a plan for the revitalization of nursing homes licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act and shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on a recommended course of action, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) significantly increasing federal funds by
streamlining and raising the nursing home provider assessment on occupied beds;
(2)improving payments through increased funding and
providing additional incentives for staffing, quality metrics and infection control measures; and
(3)transitioning the methodologies for reimbursement
of nursing services as provided under this Article to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) developed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
No later than September 30, 2021, the Department shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly, which outlines the steps taken by the Department, including discussions with interested stakeholders and industry representatives, and recommendations for further action by the General Assembly to provide for accountability and to achieve the program objectives outlined in this Section, which shall require action by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)