New Illinois Protections Against Patient Medical Debt May Also Help Reduce Hospital Bad Debt

The Protect Illinoisans from Unfair Medical Debt bill will require Illinois hospitals to take a much more active role in limiting consumers’ medical debt. The bill puts into place four primary requirements designed to reduce the medical debt burden of individuals receiving care. These requirements will apply to services provided on or after June 29, 2024.

Learn about the requirements here.

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Sumaya M. Noush counsels regional and multistate hospitals and health systems, specialty hospitals, academic medical centers and other healthcare organizations on a variety of strategic and operational matters. These matters include: mergers, asset and membership/stock transactions, joint ventures, hospital and physician affiliations, disaffiliations, dissolutions, divestitures, management of ownership transitions, entity structure formation and governance, medical staff bylaws, credentialing, peer review and privileging as well as survey, certification and accreditation matters. Read Sumaya Noush's full bio.


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Gregory E. Fosheim advises healthcare and life sciences clients across a variety of corporate, transactional and regulatory compliance matters. Working with hospitals, physician practice groups, clinical research programs, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and others, Greg provides counsel on healthcare fraud and abuse risks, Medicare, Medicaid, and private payor billing, and clinical research and laboratory compliance in connection with federal grants, among other issues. Greg also provides regulatory due diligence support on healthcare transactions and collaborations, helping his clients drive innovation and expand their businesses. Read Gregory Fosheim’s full bio.


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Drew Elizabeth McCormick maintains a general health industry and regulatory practice. Drew advises health care clients on a wide variety of health care regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid regulations, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Ethics in Patient Referral Law, False Claims Act and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as state fraud and abuse laws, privacy laws, licensure regulation, research regulation, and health care compliance matters. Drew also has experience counseling clients who are undergoing government audits and investigations. Read Drew Elizabeth McCormicks' full bio.

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