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After Passage in the House, All Eyes on Senate for Prior Authorization Reform
Posted on: 5/7/2021

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Last week, the Prior Authorization Reform Act (House Bill 711) unanimously passed out of the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 117-0

This House legislation is now in the Illinois Senate and is currently assigned to the Senate Insurance Committee.

Please contact your state Senator today and urge support of House Bill 711, the Prior Authorization Reform Act!

This legislation is designed to address significant delays for patient care caused by prior authorization and would: 

  • Establish important maximum timelines for urgent and non-urgent prior authorization requests. Currently, there are no standard timelines, forcing patients to wait an excessive amount of time, often weeks, before care can be initiated.

  • Ensure that prior authorization requirements are based on medical evidence and that decisions are administered by qualified professionals.

Learn more at www.yourcarecantwait.org.

If you have questions, please contact ISMS Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs Erin O'Brien by email

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