The Health Equity subcommittee is established to advise the Medicaid Advisory Committee concerning strategies for ensuring that populations covered under Healthcare and Family Services’ Medical Assistance programs have timely access to quality care that meets their need without discrimination based on race/ethnicity, gender, primary language, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.
This subcommittee will:
Review access to and utilization of medically necessary health care services by program, specific population, and/or health condition;
Review steps that can be taken to improve access to care and health outcomes for Medicaid recipients via recommendations for more effective education, change or refinement in quality indicators, or identifying gaps in reporting access to care;
Review available data from HFS, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Human Services, or other state agencies and develop data-based recommendations to improve program implementation or access and to track progress in addressing gaps or service deficiencies; and
Make necessary recommendations to the Medicaid Advisory Committee.