Illinois Out of Network Suit Dismissed

October 31, 2011

Last week, the US District Court dismissed the pathologists’ groups suit to overtu the recently enacted out of network legislation.  View Court’s Opinion In an effort to reverse the decision, the plaintiffs are filing an amended complaint today.  They are also filing an appeal of the motion to dismiss. ICEP continues to work with our lobbyists to amend […]

Dr. Mark Mackey Elected to National ACEP Board of Directors

October 17, 2011

Congratulations to ICEP member and past president Mark Mackey, MD, MBA, FACEP  who has been elected to the national ACEP Board of Directors.Dr. Mackey was elected during the 2011 Council Meeting at Scientific Assembly in San Francisco.Dr. Mackey is one of two ICEP members to sit on national ACEP’s Board. Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, also […]

ICEP Creates Leadership Development Program for Young Physicians

August 1, 2011

ICEP is excited to announce a new chapter program designed to provide young Chapter members the opportunity to study under ICEP leaders to prepare them for future leadership roles in the College and emergency medicine.The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program will utilize mentorship, collaboration and networking, and a series of didactic and interactive leaing […]

End-of-Session Legislative Review

July 27, 2011

2011 was a busy and controversial session.  Even prior to starting the session, there were signals of things to come.  The largest tax increase in Illinois’ history was passed very late in the 96th session, just one day before the new 97th General Assembly was swo in.  The personal tax rate increased by some 66% […]

Legislative Update – Week of June 6

June 6, 2011

This week’s update should be the end to the legislative session for the summer, but there is also a potential that both chambers will be back to Springfield before the scheduled veto session in October, 2011.   The House and Senate did end up passing a budget but what they sent to the Goveor was significantly […]

ACEP Launches Just 2% Campaign

May 9, 2011

ACEP has launched a campaign to educate policymakers, the news media and the public about the value of emergency medicine and that emergency care constitutes less than 2% of all health care spending.  To hear some talk about rising health care costs, you’d think it was more like 50%!   Because of the cost-cutting environment in Washington […]

Legislative Update – Week of May 9

Both the House and Senate did a considerable amount of work on budgets during the previous week, but differences remain between the House version, Senate version, and Goveor’s request.  The House also took votes on a number of controversial issues, including the concealed carry proposal and a bill allowing the use of marijuana for medical […]

Legislative Update – Week of May 1

May 2, 2011

The beginning of May marks just 30 days until the tentative end of the legislative session.  During the next several weeks the negotiations on the budget will become more intense and likely, more rancorous.  Reaction to the Goveor’s proposed budget was not particularly positive and, reaction to his recent plan to reallocate dollars from local […]

Legislative Update – Week of April 18

April 18, 2011

The General Assembly, both House and Senate, are off on a spring break this week.  Last week was the 3rd Reading deadline in both chambers to get bills out of the chamber of origin (unless individual deadlines were extended).   The legislature will retu for work on April 26 in the House and May 3rd in […]

Legislative Update – Week of April 11

April 11, 2011

As we enter the 2nd week of April, the spring session of the General Assembly is starting into the home stretch.  Both chambers have adjoument tentatively scheduled for May 31. Under the current schedule, the House has a 1-week, and the Senate a 2-week, Spring Break planned for during the last 2 weeks of April.  […]

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