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Legislative Advocacy

  • The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) advocates on behalf of physicians, medical groups and patients in Springfield. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals have a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry in Illinois and effectively raise physician voices so they can BE HEARD by Illinois legislators.

    2021 ISMS Advocacy Priority: Prior Authorization Reform

    In 2021, House Bill 711 passed unanimously through both houses of the Illinois General Assembly. This bill will bring much-needed speed and transparency to prior authorization processes, ensure that qualified professionals are making prior authorization determinations, and protect continuity of care for patients. The Your Care Can’t Wait Coalition thanks every Illinois lawmaker for taking this historic step to protect patients, and thanks every patient and healthcare professional who lent your voice to this important effort! 

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