List of Area Legislators

US Senate                        
 
Dick Durbin (D)   http://www.durbin.senate.gov/  
Tammy Duckworth (D)   http://www.duckworth.senate.gov/  
 
US House of Representatives  
 
Mike Quigley (D) 5th District http://quigley.house.gov/  
Sean Casten (D) 6th District https://casten.house.gov/  
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) 8th District http://Krishnamoorthi.house.gov/  
Bill Foster ( D) 11th District http://foster.house.gov/  
Lauren Underwood (D) 14th District https://underwood.house.gov/  
 
State of Illinois Senate  
 
Laura Ellman (D) 21st District http://ellmanforillinois.com/  
Thomas Cullerton (D) 23rd District http://www.senatortomcullerton.com/  
Suzy Glowiak (D) 24th District http://suzyforsenate.com/  
Jim Oberweis ( R) 25th District http://senatoroberweis.com/  
Laura Murphy ( D) 28th District http://senatorlauramurphy.com/
Don Harmon (D) 39th District http://donharmon.org/  
John Curran (R) 41st District http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=100&MemberID=2504  
Linda Holmes (D) 42nd District http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=2150  
Patrick McGuire (D) 43rd District http://senatorpatmcguire.com/  
 
State of Illinois House of Representatives  
 
Grant Wehrli ( R) 41st District http://www.repwehrli.com/  
Amy Grant ( R) 42nd District https://electamygrant.com/  
Diane Pappas (D) 45th District http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=101&MemberID=2738  
Deborah Conroy (D) 46th District http://www.ilga.gov/house/rep.asp?MemberID=2231  
Deanne Mazzochi ( R) 47th District http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=101&MemberID=2705  
Terra Costa Howard (D) 48th District http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=101&MemberID=2739  
Karina Villa (D) 49th District http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=101&MemberID=2742  
Michelle Mussman (D) 56th District http://www.votemichelle.org/  
Kathleen Willis (D) 77th District http://www.repwillis77.com/  
Anne Stava-Murray (D) 81st District http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=101&MemberID=2740
 
Jim Durkin  (R)                  82nd District http://www.ilhousegop.org/  
Stephanie Kifowit (D) 84th District http://www.stephaniekifowit.org/  
John Connor (D) 85th District https://www.connorforstaterep.com/
 

Scope of Practice

Every legislative session brings renewed efforts to grant greater practice privileges to allied health providers. Allowing non-physician health practitioners to expand their scope of practice through legislation rather than through education and training is not good public policy for improving access to quality care. A well-run clinical team requires successful coordination among physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Physician Payment Issues

Elimination of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in 2015 was a giant leap forward for Medicare reform. The law paves the way for important payment reforms – including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that is under development and is intended to streamline the various reporting programs for physicians. Shaping the MIPS so that it fixes the problems of the current system and is beneficial for both physicians and patients is now at the heart of Medicare reform efforts.
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