In the ever-changing regulatory environment in Illinois, understanding the rules and regulations that facilities are required to operate under is a major undertaking. IHCA strives to not only help our members understand these regulatory issues, but to assist in resolving operational and survey issues for our members as well. Our Public Policy staff is experienced and knowledgeable in the regulatory arena and works to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with representatives from key state agencies regarding pertinent long term care issues.

Stay informed about important long term care regulatory matters:

  • Regulatory Beat – IHCA’s Regulatory Beat newsletter provides a wealth of information about regulatory issues that can affect long term care facilities. For past issues, see the Resources page in our Members Only section
  • Active Rulemakings – As new rulemaking occurs we will post pertinent information here. Check back later for more!
  • Reimbursement Status Information not currently available. Check back later for updates. 
AHCA LTC Trend Tracker – AHCA’s LTC Trend Tracker program enables long term and post-acute care providers access to important information that can help their centers succeed. An AHCA member exclusive benefit, this tool allows users to examine information about their center and compare it with other centers in their area, or across the nation. This is an excellent resource to help aid with quality control and improvement.


Regulatory Resources

Federal Regulatory Information Illinois Regulatory Information
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Care Act
CMS State Operations Manual Illinois Department of Public Health
CMS Medicare Learning Network IDPH Long Term Care Regulations
Federal S&C Memos Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) HFS Long Term Care Regulations
Nursing Home Compare Managed Care
Life Safety Code (K-Tags) JCAR