Tag Archives: Illinois

  • State Lawmaker Will Guzzardi Plots His Next Move to Curb Generic Drug Price Gouging in Illinois

    Earlier this year, Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi proposed an aggressive, anti-price-gouging bill that banned manufacturers from excessively hiking the costs of generic drugs sold to Illinois residents for his first foray into prescription cost control legislation. Guzzardi’s bill was one of a dozen anti-price gouging measures introduced in state legislature this year. The bill […]

  • Ensuring women receive prenatal care during their first trimester is important to supporting healthy mothers, children, and families. States and federal agencies, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are increasingly focused on improving rates of early entry into prenatal care as well as improving other measures of maternal and child health quality and […]

    August 29, 2014 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Illinois Health Connect is the state’s primary care case management (PCCM) program for certain populations covered by Medicaid, CHIP, and the state-funded program for children who would otherwise be uninsured. The program launched in July 2006. Participating primary care providers (PCPs) sign an agreement that specifies expectations, such as standards for afterhours access to care. In return, PCPs […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Illinois
  • The eight states participating in the Maximizing Enrollment program aimed to simplify and streamline enrollment and renewal policies, systems and processes for Medicaid and CHIP and prepare for ACA implementation.  These state profiles offer a snapshot of the states’ work within the program by highlighting the following: Where states started; Major Simplifications Implemented as a […]

    January 14, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • In Illinois:   Physical health services are delivered through Illinois Health Connect, a primary care case management (PCCM) system, as well as voluntary managed care organizations (MCOs) in some areas of the state. Children and adults who are income-eligible for Medicaid are required to enroll in Illinois Health Connect, but if they live in one […]

    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Illinois
  • Individuals and families began to explore options and enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on October 1, 2013. States now have nine weeks of experience with open enrollment under their belts and can share early lessons learned in what worked and what did not, and managing the rough spots. During this Maximizing […]

    November 8, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • (As of April 2013) At a Glance Partnerships between the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Medicaid), Illinois Health Connect (the state’s Medicaid primary care case management program), and the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics support screening and services for children Multiple billing codes support mental health and substance abuse screenings in […]

    October 21, 2013 | Filed under: Illinois
  • By December 14, 2012, each state establishing a state-based exchange will submit a blueprint to HHS, capturing the most detail yet available regarding keys aspects of the exchanges. States participating in a partnership exchange must submit their blueprints before February 15, 2013. In this webinar, we heard from three state leaders: Peter Lee of California […]

    December 21, 2012 | Filed under: State Exchanges, Webinars
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Illinois 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Illinois 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Illinois 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Illinois Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Illinois NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Illinois operates a combination CHIP program, […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Illinois
  • Through Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon have developed and tested models to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delay.  The medical home has been a key mechanism in their improvement efforts. This brief draws from these states’ experiences to outline opportunities […]