Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Health Care Law

Amendment to the Illinois Public Aid Code provides for Medicaid Long-Term Care Provisional Eligibility

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Illinois Public Aid Code has been amended by changing section 11-5.4 ("Expedited long-term care eligibility determination and enrollment").

Fertility treatments must be covered by Illinois insurers in cases of iatrogenic infertility

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
An amendment to the Illinois Insurance Code expands the fertility obligations of health insurers with enrollees who are facing iatrogenic infertility.

Medicaid-managed clinics to report data electronically

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Following a change to the Illinois Public Aid Code, Medicaid-managed care organizations must now submit all regular reports required, either by contract or statute, electronically. Ad hoc reports may be collected in alternative manners.

Medical cannabis may be prescribed instead of opioids

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
With the passage of the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, Illinois has expanded the group of patients eligible for the existing medical cannabis program: Those who would have otherwise been prescribed opioids.

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