Health Care Transformation

Advancing the delivery of health care and finding new ways to be more efficient and effective for all of our patients.

Affordable Care Act Update

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and nicknamed “Obamacare” was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Due to the ACA, the uninsured rate in the United States is the lowest is has been in over 50 years.  Congress and the Trump Administration continue to try to dismantle the ACA.  Learn more about the various proposals and discussion about affordable healthcare in the United States.

 

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1115 Behavioral Health Waiver

Illinois was granted an 1115 Waiver for behavioral health.  The 1115 Waiver gives states the freedom to use their Medicaid dollars in ways that would not normally be allowed under existing Medicaid rules.  As long as states do not exceed what they would normally spend for their Medicaid program, CMS can provide a waiver to allow them to pilot and test initiatives that show promise in improving the way that Medicaid works.

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Telehealth

Telehealth is an effective way to provide needed health care services to people in medically underserved areas, especially rural areas and areas where accessibility to specialty care is needed. AMITA Health has advanced policies to increase access and ensure payment for this valuable technology.  Learn more about our efforts.

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Health Care Transformation Legislative Action

AMITA Health continues to grow and evolve using emerging technological capabilities and committing to advanced standards of care. Transformation policies help us achieve the goal of collaboration in providing effective, wholistic care to our patients.  Click through to see a list of our activity.

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