Category: Long Term Care
With the dust barely settled on the legislative spring session, and lawmakers planning to head back to Springfield for a one-day session next week, a panel of top healthcare lobbyists previewed the health issues likely to dominate the next year.
by Ryan Voyles | Jun 8, 2021 | coronavirus, Dental, Hospitals, Insurance, Legislature, Long Term Care, Maternal Health, Medicaid/Medicare, Mental Health, Nursing homes, Prescription Drugs, State Budget, Top Stories | 0
A year after its regular spring session was upended by COVID-19, the General Assembly returned to action in Springfield this year and approved various measures that will impact the state’s healthcare system beyond the pandemic.
As the legislative session heads into its final weekend, an ambitious proposal from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reform how nursing homes are reimbursed is looking less likely, as are other workforce proposals pushed by the Illinois Health Care Association.
House Human Services Committee approves plans on virtual visitations at long-term care facilities, vaping regulations
A plan requiring long-term care facilities to implement policies on virtual visitation to address resident's social isolation was among the various healthcare plans approved Wednesday by the House’s Human Services Committee.