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Contact Your State Senator to Urge Reform of Prior Authorization!
Posted on: 5/21/2021

The Prior Authorization Reform Act (House Bill 711) is advancing in Springfield and now awaits a vote by the Illinois Senate. 

Contact your State Senator to urge support of House Bill 711!

Previously, this legislation passed unanimously in the Illinois House, as well as the Senate Insurance Committee. 

House Bill 711 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.

Questions? Contact ISMS Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs Erin O'Brien by email

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