(215 ILCS 5/143.31)
Uniform medical claim and billing forms.
(a) The Director shall prescribe by rule, after consultation with providers
of health care or treatment, insurers, hospital, medical, and dental service
corporations, and other prepayment organizations, insurance claim and billing
forms that the Director determines will provide for uniformity and simplicity
in insurance claims handling. The claim forms shall include, but need not be
limited to, information regarding the medical diagnosis, treatment, and
prognosis of the patient, together with the details of charges incident to the
providing of care, treatment, or services, sufficient for the purpose of
meeting the proof requirements of an insurance policy or a hospital, medical,
or dental service contract.
(b) An insurer or a provider of health care treatment may not refuse to
accept a claim or bill submitted on duly promulgated uniform claim and billing
forms. An insurer, however, may accept claims and bills submitted on any other
(c) Accident and health insurer explanation of benefits paid statements or
claims summary statements sent to an insured by the accident and health insurer
shall be in a format and written in a manner that promotes understanding by
insured by setting forth all of the following:
(1) The total dollar amount submitted to the insurer
(4) The total dollar amount paid.
(5) The total dollar amount remaining unpaid.
(d) The Director may issue an order directing an accident and health insurer
to comply with subsection (c).
(e) An accident and health insurer does not violate subsection (c) by using
a document that the accident and health insurer is required to use by the
federal government or the State.
(f) The adoption of uniform claim forms and uniform billing forms by the
Director under this Section does not preclude an insurer, hospital, medical, or
dental service corporation, or other prepayment organization from obtaining any
necessary additional information regarding a claim from the claimant, provider
of health care or treatment, or certifier of coverage, as may be required.
(g) On and after January 1, 1996 when billing insurers or otherwise filing
insurance claims with insurers subject to this Section, providers of health
care or treatment, medical services, dental services, pharmaceutical services,
or medical equipment must use the uniform claim and billing forms adopted by
the Director under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)