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. Martinez, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Laura Ellman, Omar Aquino, Laura M. Murphy, Laura Fine, Patricia Van Pelt, Rachelle Crowe, Ram Villivalam, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Scott M. Bennett, Linda Holmes, Antonio Muñoz, Christopher Belt, Cristina Castro, Patrick J. Joyce, Heather A. Steans, Sara Feigenholtz and Kimberly A. LightfordTrack This Bill