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IL House & Senate Overide Rauner's Amendatory Veto to SB 904 - Workers Comp

Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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IL House & Senate Overide Rauner's Amendatory Veto to SB 904 - Workers Comp

New important safeguards are NOW in effect to protect injured workers’ access to medical care through the workers’ compensation system.

This law, effective as of November 28th,  comes after both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives voted to override Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto of SB904.  

In a statement from Katherine M. Tynus, MD, President of the Illinois State Medical Society, who sponsored the bill. The new law:

  • Allows medical professionals to collect interest on late medical payments by filing a claim for this interest in circuit court. While this interest provision has been in law since 2005, there had been no enforcement means to collect this interest.  
  • Requires workers' compensation insurance companies to send an Explanation of Benefits to medical professionals explaining why they have denied the bill and what additional information they need.
  • Prevents workers' compensation insurers from ignoring the law requiring them to use electronic billing for workers' compensation claims. This has been the law for seven years, yet workers' compensation insurers still refuse to use standardized electronic billing systems that are common throughout the healthcare world.

As reported by Maszinski, J; Illinois State Medical Society (2018, Nov 28) Successful Override of Senate Bill 904 Veto Retrieved from: https://www.isms.org


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