For the second straight year, Illinois’ finances look much better than expected going into Fiscal Year 2023.
Here’s a Springfield recap of victories for medicine!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rolled out its initiative that will allow Medicare beneficiaries to obtain eight free over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits per month.
The Illinois Department of Insurance recently released rules to further strengthen the protections provided under the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act.
Clarence William Brown Jr., M.D., J.D., became president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) during its 2022 Annual Meeting.
New federal legislation makes it more affordable for you to offer a new benefit to entice recruits.
Lawmakers heard from the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and physicians all on the same subject: the insurer terminating its contract with Springfield Clinic.
BCBSIL failed to submit updated network adequacy filings after the termination of its contract with Springfield Clinic in 2021.
ISMS fought to help enact the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act.
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.
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.
Changes are now in effect at the federal level to protect patients from surprise bills for medical services.