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Notice of Public Hearing 

 

Public Hearing on June 19, 2012, Regarding Proposed Changes to Methods and Standards for Setting Payment Methodologies for Hospital and Nursing Facility Services Indentified in Senate Bill 2840

  1. Statutory Authority:  5 ILCS 100/5-70(c)

  2. Summary of Hearing:  The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to methods and standards for setting payment methodologies for hospital and nursing facility services under the Illinois Medical Assistance program. The hearing will be limited to discussion of proposed rate cuts to hospitals and nursing facilities as detailed in Senate Bill 2840. This hearing is being held to supplement the Notice of Public Information that was published at 36 Ill. Reg. 8057; May 25, 2012. Additionally, the Department will present the proposed changes and allow interested parties an opportunity to provide written or oral comments during the hearing.

  3. Date, Time and Location of Public Hearing:

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Prescott E. Bloom Building, Large Conference Room - 1st Floor
    201 South Grand Avenue East
    Springfield, Illinois

  4. Other Pertinent Information:  Senate Bill 2840 can be viewed at the Illinois General Assembly’s Web site at the following link: http://ilga.gov. In addition, a chart of the proposed changes and their budgetary impact can be found on the HFS Web site at the following link:  http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/agency/Pages/Budget.aspx.

  5. Name and Address of Agency Contact Person:  Any interested party may direct comments, data, views, or arguments concerning these proposed changes. All comments not provided at the hearing must be made in writing by June 19, 2012, and should be addressed to:

    Greg Wilson
    Department of Healthcare and Family Services
    Bureau of Program and Reimbursement Analysis
    201 South Grand Avenue East, 2nd Floor
    Springfield IL  62794
    E-mail address: hfs.bpra@illinois.gov

This notice is being provided in accordance with federal requirements provided at 42 CFR 447.205.