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Articles of Interest: Medicaid

Medicaid Update – Revised January 2013

In January, 2012, new regulations became effective in Illinois substantially changing eligibility for Medicaid coverage of long-term care. Although effective in January, the local offices of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the agency making determinations of eligibility for Medicaid, did not implement these new regulations until July, 2012. Additionally, in June of 2012, Governor Quinn signed into law Medicaid reform, the SMART Act, which also made several significant changes to eligibility for Medicaid long term care coverage.  Both the new regulations and the SMART Act were implemented on July 1, 2012.

 Click here to download a fact sheet on the changes that occurred to Medicaid in Illinois.