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ISMS Advocates for Physicians on Proposed Rules for Network Adequacy Law

Read about updates on Illinois public health developments from the last week.
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A Reminder for Physicians Licensed to Prescribe Controlled Substances
A Reminder for Physicians Licensed to Prescribe Controlled Substances
If you are a prescriber, are you registered with Illinois’ Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)?
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Treating Patients Who Are Eligible for COVID-19 Therapies
Treating Patients Who Are Eligible for COVID-19 Therapies
IDPH encourages healthcare professionals to quickly assess patients who have COVID-19 to determine eligiblity for treatment.
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If You Think a Health Insurance Company Is in Violation of Illinois Law, File a Complain
If You Think a Health Insurance Company Is in Violation of Illinois Law, File a Complain
Are you having trouble when referring your patients for specialty care because of the reduced availability of healthcare professionals in a given network?
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Latest Illinois Public Health News
Latest Illinois Public Health News
Read about updates on Illinois public health developments from the last week.
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ISMS Applauds Introduction of New Rules to Strengthen Illinois’ Network Adequacy Law

The Illinois Department of Insurance recently released rules to further strengthen the protections provided under the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act.
 

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Under Illinois Law, Insurers Must Keep Provider Directories Current, Ensure Adequate Networks

ISMS fought to help enact the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act.

Deadline Draws Near for Physicians Who Received “Period 2” COVID-19 Financial Relief

The deadline to report how you used the funds is March 31, 2022.
 
This deadline pertains to physicians who received financial relief during Period 2, from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

A Look Back at COVID-19’s History in the State of Illinois

Earlier this year, Illinois quietly slipped past the two-year anniversary marking the first case of COVID-19 in the state, which was reported on Jan. 24, 2020. 

Federal Surprise Billing Prohibition Is Now in Effect!

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