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Welcome to this archived issue of Illinois Medicine EXPRESS.
May 2013
In this Issue

  • First Medical Role Model Still Inspires My Work Today
    Thank you for the honor of electing me president of the Illinois State Medical Society. I look forward to the opportunity throughout this year to take our message around the state, both to members, non-member physicians who need to join with us, and the lay public – our patients.
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  • Illinois Physicians Deliberate, Debate and Shape the Future of Medicine
    he 2013 ISMS House of Delegates and Annual Meeting convened in Oak Brook last week. Over the long weekend, more than 200 physician participants from around the state deliberated and discussed member-submitted resolutions, determined ISMS policy and elected officers and trustees.
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  • Sounding the Alarm: Be Aware of the Continuous Push to Dangerously Expand Scope of Practice
    Numerous scope of practice bills have been introduced in the General Assembly Spring Session. ISMS strongly opposes these harmful bills and is working hard to advocate for Illinois physicians and protect Illinois patients.
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  • Reserve Your Seat for May 16: Finding Your Port in Healthcare's Perfect Storm
    A program that will explore physician employment, CME Offered Limiting seating available The hot topic being discussed today among physicians is health system and hospital employment, as health care reform continues to integrate into our health care world.
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  • Access New ISMS Resource; Avoid Financial Penalties in 2015
    Of course you're interested in avoiding Medicare penalties in 2015. But do you have the time to delve into all the intricate details involved on how to do this?
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  • Be Wary of Marketing Ploys for Foreign Drugs
    Physicians in Illinois are at risk for discipline, and patients are at risk for substandard health care when foreign-manufactured drugs in violation of state and/or federal law enter the market. Among the concerns when drugs of unknown origin appear in the United States are ...
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  • The Coordinator's Column: Stats and Facts from IDFPR's 2012 Report
    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Medical Disciplinary Board recently compiled and released statistics covering their activities for the 2012 calendar year. The Illinois State Medical Society has a full copy, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share some highlights with you.
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  • Latest Lessons from the Field Covers HIV/AIDS
    Pop quiz time: In Illinois, who is required to have an HIV test? Illinois law ...
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  • Bridge the Language Barrier with CTS
    Patients who require translation and auxiliary services (written materials, listening devices) are entitled to certain legal rights under federal and state laws.
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  • ISMS welcomes these new members

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