Changes in Illinois’ Surprise Billing Law Allows for Batching of Claims

June 9, 2023

ISMS advocacy led to changes in the arbitration process for disputed claims under Illinois’ surprise billing law. The Illinois General Assembly passed ISMS-backed House Bill 3030 that amends the Illinois Insurance Code to allow out-of-network physicians and medical groups to batch claims when seeking arbitration for underpayment of services.

This will be a huge improvement to existing law which required disputes be individually filed, which was often cost prohibitive. This new legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bob Morgan and Sen. Julie Morrison, reduces physician burden and aligns Illinois with the similar federal law. It is waiting for the Governor’s signature.

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

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