Illinois Fire Chief Association is working to increase Medicaid Reimbursement...


This program would generate additional
federal Medicaid funding for the public entities


The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) has been working with the
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), the state
Medicaid agency, to obtain support for the implementation of a program to
increase Medicaid reimbursement for emergency transportation services
provided by public entities. This program would generate additional
federal Medicaid funding for the public entities provided emergency
transportation services to Medicaid members based on costs already being
incurred by those public entities. IFCA has also been working with two
firms, Public Consulting Group (PCG) and Intermedix, that bring national
expertise in implementing similar programs in other states to provide
technical support throughout the implementation effort.

HFS has indicated a willingness to move this important initiative forward,
with the support of IFCA, for approval by the federal Medicaid oversight
agency, CMS. Prior to moving this forward for CMS approval, HFS has asked
IFCA to provide an estimate of the number of public entities that would be
interested in participating in this program if it were approved by CMS.

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released...

IFCA News 2018

Fire Chief Timothy Wall, chair of the VCOS, and Fire Chief Kevin D. Quinn, chair of the NVFC, would like to thank the committee that worked diligently to put this report together. A lot of hours and hard work went into compiling this report. They challenge those in the fire service, whether a chief, chief officer or firefighter, to educate their membership by disseminating the report and displaying the poster in your departments.


A special thank you and appreciation to our sponsors for the Lavender Ribbon Report for making the creation of this crucial report possible.

This report is dedicated to those responders who are battling or have lost their battle with cancer.

Thank you for taking the time to read the Lavender Ribbon Report.









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