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Contact Your State Senator NOW to Urge Passage of Prior Authorization Reform Bill!
Posted on: 5/10/2021

On Wednesday, the ISMS-backed Prior Authorization Reform Act ( House Bill 711) passed out of the Senate Insurance Committee and now heads to the full Senate.

The Illinois House of Representatives previously approved House Bill 711 unanimously by a vote of 117-0.

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.

  • Require peer-to-peer review to ensure that a physician in the same or similar specialty under review is considering the medical request.

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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