Illinois is a leader in transparency, and is currently implementing an All Payer Claims Database. The APCD is a result of Executive Order 14-01, signed by former Governor Pat Quinn in 2014, establishing the Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformation in order to direct the state’s participation in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s State Innovation Model Program. Illinois was awarded up to $2,088,530 to develop its plan, dubbed the Illinois Alliance for Health Innovation Plan. The plan calls for building the APCD to ultimately collect data on commercial plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured.
In the past, Illinois sought to decrease healthcare price transparency by amending the state’s Medical Assistance Article that currently requires the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to disclose certain benchmark, readmission, and hospital expenditure information. That legislation did not pass in the 2016 regular session. Illinois was also the site of two antitrust cases involving hospital mergers, one private antitrust action and one case brought by the FTC. In FTC v. Advocate Health Care Network, the district court granted an injunction on March 7, 2017, and the parties abandoned their merger plans.
The State Database
The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare. We currently cover bills from the 2017-2018 legislative term and key statutes from each state. Search the database for specific bills, statutes or cases by using keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.
LEGISLATIVE CALENDARIllinois’ current legislative session runs from 1/10/2018 – 12/31/2018. Bills from 2017 were carried over to 2018 for the 2017-2018 legislative term.
FY 2018 BUDGETIllinois’ fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 the following year. Illinois enacted its FY 2018 Budget during a special legislative session. To view Illinois’ FY 2018 Budget, click here.
REGULATION & ENFORCEMENT
- Illinois was one of 16 states to file an amicus brief supporting the FTC’s winning position in the Ninth Circuit appeal of St. Luke’s Health Care Sys. v. FTC, No. 14-35173 (March 7, 2014), decided February 10, 2015. The States’ brief stated that the acceleration of health care costs due to the growth of large health care provider systems had become a matter of grave concern for the states.