Physicians’ Resources

Resources curated for AMITA Health physicians and provider partners.

Workers’ Compensation Claim Payment

Physicians and health care providers across the state have been dealing with a growing crisis where insurance companies are not paying workers’ compensation medical bills. Proposed legislation would address this issue.

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Tobacco 21

Tobacco 21 is a proposed state law that would prevent tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products from being sold to and possessed by anyone under 21 years of age.

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Opioid Crisis

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. Opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

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Telehealth

Telehealth is an effective way to provide needed health care services to people in medically underserved areas, especially rural areas and areas where accessibility to specialty care is needed. Telehealth, also referred to as telemedicine, provides real-time, two-way interactive video and audio communication between patients and physicians or other health care providers, who are often at a distant site.

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