You Need To Read This If Your Practice Is In Illinois

A few weeks ago, I went to a luncheon at our local hospital to learn about the IL Managed Care rollout. I left the luncheon with one thought, this is going to be messy. Perhaps worst of all, the expectations is for doctor offices to clean up the State’s unorganized, information lacking, poorly executed rollout. The transition to Manage Care is affecting 1.5 million people in the State. Many of those children that are potentially in jeopardy of … [Read more...]

Illinois Attestation for Medicaid Payment Increase? Not Yet

As some of you know, The Affordable Care Act includes a historic investment to expand access to Medicaid for children. As of January 1, Medicaid payment rates are raised to at least Medicare rates for primary care and immunization services. While this increase is part of existing federal law, eligible pediatricians must sign up to receive it: States may have their own reasonable deadlines for pediatricians to sign up ("self-attest") for the … [Read more...]