List of Area Legislators

US Senate                        
Dick Durbin (D)  
Tammy Duckworth (D)  
US House of Representatives  
Mike Quigley (D) 5th District  
Sean Casten (D) 6th District  
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) 8th District  
Bill Foster ( D) 11th District  
Lauren Underwood (D) 14th District  
State of Illinois Senate  
Laura Ellman (D) 21st District  
Thomas Cullerton (D) 23rd District  
Suzy Glowiak (D) 24th District  
Karina Villa (D) 25th District  
Laura Murphy ( D) 28th District
Don Harmon (D) 39th District  
John Curran (R) 41st District  
Linda Holmes (D) 42nd District  
Patrick McGuire (D) 43rd District  
State of Illinois House of Representatives  
Grant Wehrli ( R) 41st District  
Amy Grant ( R) 42nd District  
Seth Lewis (R) 45th District  
Deborah Conroy (D) 46th District  
Deanne Mazzochi ( R) 47th District  
Terra Costa Howard (D) 48th District  
Maura Hirschauer (D) 49th District  
Michelle Mussman (D) 56th District  
Kathleen Willis (D) 77th District  
Anne Stava-Murray (D) 81st District
Jim Durkin  (R)                  82nd District  
Stephanie Kifowit (D) 84th District  
John Connor (D) 85th District

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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