The presentation was released on July 25, 2022, by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). It reviews a new Medicaid reimbursement methodology for nursing home staff, which includes quarterly directed payments for quality incentives and certified nursing assistant (CNA) wage pass-throughs. The new reimbursement methodology is due to Illinois House Bill 246, which was signed into law on May 31, 2022. The law simplifies and expands the state’s existing nursing home assessment tax and allocates additional general revenue funds. In total, it will provide $700 million to nursing homes for improving staffing levels and improving . . .
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