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Recoupment Bill Passes the House!

Illinois Chiropractic Society MVPs

Today our major insurance bill was brought for a full vote on the House floor.  This is the second year that our sponsor, Representative Greg Harris, has supported us in our efforts to put a time limit on recoupment efforts by insurance companies in Illinois.  Rep. Harris presented our recoupment issue to the House chamber and reassured his fellow legislators that despite the insurers and business groups in opposition to our bill, House Bill 1193 was the result of countless meetings and lengthy negotiations among all parties.  When opposition was raised on the House floor, Representative Rose stood up and defended our bill and all the work we did: “There comes a point when you just have to say ‘this is it’ and move on.  Its not fair to the doctors to have insurers, 4 or 5 years later, asking for money back.”

The bill passed 82-28 and now moves on to the Senate.  The Illinois Chiropractic Society is looking forward to working with Senator Heather Steans who will be our sponsor in the next step of the process.  I want to thank all of the doctors who took the time to contact their legislators and fighting for their profession.  If any of our MVPs are your own legislators, please make sure you take a moment to thank them for all of their service on behalf of health care providers across Illinois.

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  1. James Cross
    April 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    The comparative fee schedule shows the outrageous costs imposed on the WC system by the medical profession.Simple solution to the WC problem: make DCs the portal of entry for any workcomp injury that is not a medical emergency or obvious surgical situation. To see fees that are double and triple the median amount demonstrates a medical approach run amok. We at least need the chance to show what we can do to dramatically reduce these costs and show our effectiveness in managing NMS conditions.

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