FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/21/2018
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
John Maszinski
Office: 312-580-6440
E-mail:johnmaszinski@isms.org
House Bill 4911/Health Care Liens
Statement from Katherine M. Tynus, MD, President, Illinois State Medical Society

Currently, only certain licensed health care providers, such as hospitals, and individual health care professionals have the ability to file liens under Illinois' Health Care Services Lien Act. 

House Bill 4911 is Illinois State Medical Society-backed legislation to update current law to allow Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Facilities (ASTFs) with national accreditation the same ability to file liens. 

This simple remedy provides an important clarification to Illinois law. ASTFs fill a critical niche as smaller community-based care options, and passage of HB 4911 will help secure their ability to operate.

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Founded in 1840, ISMS is a professional membership association representing Illinois physicians in all medical specialties, and their patients, statewide. Dr. Tynus is an internal medicine specialist practicing in Chicago, IL.


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