This week we provide you with a video tutorial of the license renewal process through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website. Watch the video to learn how to renew your license.
The new Medicare ABN form was released a few weeks ago, and all providers are required to begin using the new form by August 31, 2020. This article covers how to download the new form, the small changes made in the instructions, and what they mean to you and your patients.
Illinois licensed physicians are included in a list of “mandated reporters” who must notify the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child may be abused or neglected. All mandated reporters, including physicians, must now complete DCFS mandated reporter training under a recent amendment to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, effective January 1, 2020.[i]
A lien is a legal claim against specific property. A health care lien is a claim against monetary proceeds in an injury case. The Illinois health care lien law refers to individual health care licensees as “health care professionals” and to facility health care licensees as “health care providers.” The law allows health care professionals, such as physicians and other health care professionals, and health care providers such as hospitals, to assert liens for service billings against personal injury monies to be paid to the patient by a negligent party.