Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

State funds available for select healthcare providers’ pandemic-related expenses

August
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
In a new provision of the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is directed to develop a process for distributing pandemic-related “stability payments” to healthcare entities providing care to Medical Assistance Program recipients.

Gender-affirming surgery covered under Medical Assistance Program

March
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 20
The Secretary of State has updated the offense code table after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois.The Department of Healthcare and Family Service has adopted several amendments to the department’s medical payment procedures.

Abortion restrictions removed

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Following the previous administration's signing of legislation expanding the availability of abortion services in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has implemented changes to its rules reflecting the law's development (89 Ill. Adm. Code 140 (effective March 25, 2019)).

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