Cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Complex rehab providers in Illinois are facing a double-whammy: an unannounced change to the payment methodology announced in April and an across-the-board payment cut of 16.75% announced in May. As a result, two of the largest providers in the state have temporarily stopped providing products and services. “If nothing is done to reverse these major cuts, this drop in access will significantly compromise the health and independence of Illinois Medicaid participants with significant disabilities and increase the cost for medical care and hospitalization,” according to Access2CRT.org. Stakeholders are asking providers to call the Department of Health and Family Services and to email state lawmakers to request action reversing the changes.