FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/27/2017
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
John Maszinski
Office: 312-580-6440
E-mail:johnmaszinski@isms.org
ISMS Statement on Governor Rauner’s Medicaid Managed Care Proposal
Attributable to Illinois State Medical Society President Thomas Anderson, MD

The state's rapid transition to managed care for Medicaid beneficiaries has created a more complex and, at times, confusing program for both physicians and their patients. The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) applauds the Governor and Directors Norwood and Sheldon for their commitment to Medicaid transformation. 

We look forward to more details about how this proposal can improve patients' lives in a way that leverages competition, increases choice and provides overall program stability. It is also important that the program be simplified to reduce administrative burdens for physicians. ISMS remains hopeful that Medicaid reform will ensure the long-term viability of a responsible safety net for our state's most vulnerable citizens.

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Founded in 1840, ISMS is a professional membership association representing Illinois physicians in all medical specialties, and their patients, statewide. Dr. Anderson is a radiologist practicing in Chicago.


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