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June 2013
In this Issue

  • Fighting the Good Fight Against Scope Expansion
    Every year ISMS battles a variety of expansion bills introduced by allied health professionals, and sometimes groups without any health care training, seeking to increase their "scope of practice."
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  • Special Feature: Medicare and Medicaid Updates
    As physicians know, health care reform directs an increase in Medicaid payments to Medicare rates for primary care services when delivered by certain primary care physicians. Although this increase was to start Jan. 1, 2013 ...
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  • ISMS Education Center
    Mark your calendar for upcoming ISMS programming to help you manage your practice, stay on top of the latest health regulations and navigate everyday clinical issues.
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  • Ensure HIPAA Compliance with Updated Policies and Procedures
    Several new requirements must be in place by Sept. 23, 2013. Access ISMS' newly updated HIPAA Model Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures to make sure your practice is following the latest HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements and implementing the security rules.
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  • Coming Soon ... Transition to National Government Services
    As you know by now, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the contract for administering the Medicare Part A and Part B programs to a new vendor. National Government Services (NGS) will be taking over for the geographic location that includes ...
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  • ISMS Honored for Exceptional Efforts with Immunizations
    Your medical society works independently and with coalitions to advance patient care, and was recently honored with the 2013 Immunization Award by the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition in recognition of outstanding efforts in the area of immunizations.
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  • Record Breaking Dividend on Tap for ISMIE Mutual Policyholders
    ISMIE Mutual will distribute a special $20 million dividend to eligible policyholders in addition to its planned 2013 dividend distribution of $25 million. The total $45 million disbursement is the largest dividend in company history ...
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  • Help Take the Bite Out of West Nile Virus Season
    Cook is the first county in Illinois this season to have a batch of mosquitos test positive for the West Nile virus, so now's the time for physicians in all counties to remind patients to be vigilant about protecting themselves and their families against mosquito bites.
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  • Stand Out From the Crowd with JPB Marketing Solutions
    Distinguish your practice from competitors and attract new patients with a targeted marketing strategy prepared by by JPB Medical Marketing Solutions. JPB's experienced team will work with you to develop and execute your plans, including ...
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  • ISMS welcomes these new members

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