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2022 ISMS Legislative Report

Update on the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act, bills expanding other healthcare professionals scope of practice, onerous mandates and what to expect in 2023!

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In a time when physicians are experiencing tremendous pressure, ISMS is your outlet to make a difference. All ISMS members have equal opportunity to impact change in Illinois, and those efforts are supported – and amplified – by the unified voice of all Illinois physicians.

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ISMS works diligently to advocate for physicians and their patients in Springfield.
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Contact Your Members of Congress Today to Stop Medicare Cuts Scheduled for 2023!
Physicians are once again facing another round of Medicare cuts.
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7/22/2022
Help Stop Health Insurance Company Practices that Hurt Patient Care!
If health insurance companies are not complying with the law, the Illinois Department of Insurance needs to know!
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6/24/2022
Questions and Concerns Related to Implementing the Federal No Surprises Act?
The AMA is working with the CMS to encourage more physician outreach and education on the implementation of the federal No Surprises Act.
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Two ISMS-Backed Measures Signed Into Law
In addition to passing a budget, legislators approved legislation aimed at providing residents relief from inflation and more
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8/5/2022
Governor Pritzker Declares Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox in Illinois
Governor Pritzker declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency for Illinois and declared all counties in the state a disaster area.
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Medicaid Patients Must Update Their Address to Ensure Continued Coverage!
Patients are at risk of losing their health insurance if they do not update their mailing address
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7/22/2022
Find Out Where the Ticks Are in Illinois and What Species Are Confirmed in Your County
With the summer in full swing, remind patients to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting illnesses.
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ISMS Member to Lead the Illinois Department of Public Health!
Governor Pritzker appointed long-time ISMS member Sameer S. Vohra, MD, as the new director of the IDPH
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7/27/2022
Getting to Equity: Dismantling Racism in Medicine, from Unconscious Bias to Institutional Policy
Our webinar will cover how to overcome implicit bias and reduce its consequences.
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8/25/2022
Identifying and Overcoming Implicit Bias to Improve Patient Safety, Outcomes and Equity
This program will acknowledge the colloquial perception of bias, but will then introduce the concept of implicit bias as developed by researchers at Harvard University.
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Physician Well-Being
What’s Changed and What’s More Important than Ever in the Wake of COVID-19
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Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 1: Among Colleagues
All workplaces share the desire for staff to feel free from unwanted intrusions of a sexual nature. Clinical psychologist and medical educator, Daniel O’Connell, PhD, will dive into this complex and delicate topic
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