Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act

Posted on: October 30, 2012

In June 2012, the Illinois Legislature passed a series of Medicaid reforms known as the SMART act.  This act calls for many changes in Medicaid such as requiring authorization for more than four prescriptions.  This page provides more information the act including links to provider notices.

ICAAP Updates

Update on HFS “Four Prescription” Limit

Helpful Links


SMART ACT – PA-097-0689

Cook County Medicaid Waver – PA097-0687

Cigarette Tax Increase – PA097-097688

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Medicaid Reform Information Page - Including fact sheets and relevant Provider notices

Medical Electronic Data Interchange (MEDI) system

Four Prescription Limit Information Page


For more information or questions contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Senior Director, Prevention Programs and Advocacy
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W. Hubbard Suite 100
Chicago IL 60642
312/733-1026 x0213