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Companion: HB 4314: Medicaid Clinical Trials (Support)

iBIO Position: Support

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the medical assistance program shall provide coverage for routine care costs that are incurred in the course of an approved clinical trial if the medical assistance program would provide coverage for the same routine care costs not incurred in a clinical trial. Defines “approved clinical trial” to mean a phase I, II, III, or IV clinical trial involving the prevention, detection, or treatment of cancer or any other life-threatening disease or condition. Defines “routine care cost” to mean the cost of medically necessary services related to the care method that is under evaluation in a clinical trial, including the cost of services related to the detection and treatment of any complications arising from the patient’s medical care and any complications related to participation in the clinical trial. Defines other terms.

Sen. Andy Manar – Melinda Bush – Celina Villanueva – Mattie Hunter – Iris Y. MartinezJennifer Bertino-TarrantLaura EllmanOmar AquinoLaura M. MurphyLaura FinePatricia Van PeltRachelle CroweRam VillivalamJacqueline Y. CollinsScott M. BennettLinda HolmesAntonio MuñozChristopher BeltCristina CastroPatrick J. JoyceHeather A. SteansSara Feigenholtz and Kimberly A. Lightford

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