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State Representative Rita Mayfield Receives IPHA Champion Award


August 17, 2018

State Rep Mayfield- Champion Award

State Representative Rita Mayfield was presented with the Community Health Center Champion Award by Mark Pfister, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department. The award is given by the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHA) and is the highest honor that they give to advocates of health care services. The presentation was Monday, August 13, 2018.

Mayfield was recognized for the sponsorship and passage of SB2491, which is awaiting signature of the Governor. The Bill amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. The provision provides that a licensed dental hygienist working under the supervision of a dentist and employed by a federally qualified health center shall be reimbursed for dental services provided to medical assistance recipients at the federally qualified health center's encounter rate. Effective immediately.

The IPHA selected Mayfield due to this and several other legislative actions which directly benefit healthcare in Illinois.


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