White House Appoints ICEP member Garth Walker for Class of White House Fellows

October 21, 2021

ICEP member Garth Walker, MD, has been named White House Fellow, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services. He is an emergency physician at Jesse Brown VA Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University.  In 2020, Dr. Walker was one of the featured speakers at the ICEP […]

Executive Order 2021-20 Face Covering and Vaccination Requirements

August 27, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health released a statement on Thursday, August 26th regarding face covers in Illinois. Please click here to read about it.

ACEP Update

August 17, 2021

Featured News Senate Passes Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act ACEP is pleased to announce that early Friday morning, the Senate approved S. 610, the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.” This comes on the heels of hundreds of ACEP members joining together to lobby for this legislation during last month’s […]

Training in Opioid Use Disorder for Emergency Departments

July 14, 2021

October 13 – December 8, 2021 Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST Click here to register and learn more. ECHO is a model used to provide advanced training using video conference technology. This training is funded by a study that is working to improve the treatment of opioid use disorder in Southern […]

Congratulations to All New Electives!

June 22, 2021

New Officers: Christine Babcock, MD, FACEP Chicago, IL President   Napoleon Knight, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAPL Urbana, IL President-Elect     Jason Kegg, MD, FACEP Springfield, IL Secretary-Treasurer   Howie Mell, MD, MPH, CPE FACEP Chicago, IL Member-at-Large hmell@ic     Re-Elected Board Members: Scott Heinrich, MD, FACEP Chicago, IL   […]

Town Hall Recap Video

June 21, 2021

The virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 4th 5pm-7pm was a success!!! Thank you to everyone who joined us. If you missed out on the discussion and would like to watch, the link is below. Click here to view the ICEP Town Hall.

ACEP Webinar on Insurance Denials and Downcoding

June 9, 2021

Downcoding and Denials: ED Claims and Insurer Policies. Click here to view the slides. Above are the slides presented and here is the link to the recording. Passcode: 2C?F2y4N If you have any egregious examples of denials or downcoding, please share them with Adam Krushinskie at

ACEP Condemns UnitedHealthcare’s New Policy to Retroactively Deny Emergency Care

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) strongly condemns the dangerous decision by UnitedHealthcare to retroactively deny emergency care claims. ACEP firmly believes that the new policy is in direct violation of the federal Prudent Layperson Standard, which requires insurance companies to provide coverage of emergency care based on the presenting symptoms that brought the […]

Nominations for ISMS Councils and Committees – Deadline: June 11, 2021

May 28, 2021

The Illinois State Medical Society is in the process of considering council and committee nominations for 2021-2022, and would like to invite your recommendations. Over the past years, the Society has worked hand-in-hand with several Illinois specialty organizations to achieve mutual goals in the state’s public policy arena and with payors, as well as to […]

COVID-19 Frontline Therapies: Navigating Through This Health Crisis and Optimizing Patient Care

May 25, 2021

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