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

  • Harvest ISMS Benefits Throughout Your Professional Life
    Legislative advocacy consistently ranks highest on the list of reasons physicians choose to join ISMS and to retain their membership. It’s not a secret that ISMS is the single voice representing all Illinois doctors, regardless of specialty, geography or practice location.
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  • Renew Your Commitment to Protect Your Profession
    When you renew your ISMS membership this fall, you'll also demonstrate your ongoing commitment to protect your profession. Be assured that your dues dollars directly impact the medical environment in Illinois as ISMS:
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  • Ease Patients into End-of-Life Decisions with Free ISMS Resource
    Because discussing end-of-life decisions with patients is a necessary part of medical care, ISMS has published A Personal Decision, a booklet providing practical information and guidance on determining advance directives, including:
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  • Give Your Practice a Financial Check-Up
    Boost morale in the workplace, find answers to legal questions, better manage the revenue cycle, implement strategies to avoid missed appointments with patients ...
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  • Sunshine Act Regs Should Exclude Certain Education Materials
    ISMS joined 73 other state and national medical societies in a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pertaining to a provision in the Physician Payment Sunshine Act*.
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  • Superior Claims Services When You Need It
    Tending to patient care, without worry over potential litigation claims, is a primary goal for physicians during the course of their careers. Luckily, if you're an ISMIE Mutual policyholder ...
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  • Midwest Residency Program Directors Meeting, December 7
    Whether you are a residency program director or a physician involved in medical education, the Midwest Residency Program Directors Meeting offers the best opportunity to keep up with the latest updates happening in your field.
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  • National Guard Seeks Part-Time Medical Professionals; Offers Compensation, Benefits
    The National Guard seeks qualified doctors, medical students, physician assistants and behavioral health professionals to join a large health care network, working one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer.
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  • Ensure Sufficient Translation Services, Avoid Legal Woes
    In Illinois, patients who require translation and auxiliary services (written materials, listening devices) are entitled to certain legal rights. So being able to communicate with patients is not only vital for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, it's the law.
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  • ISMS Welcomes these New Members

    Chicago Medical Society Robert W. Galamaga, DO Frederick M. Tiesenga, MD Effingham County Medical Society Bassam N. Maalouf, MD Jackson County Medical Society Swarna Matsa, MD Carlos A. Mella-Picel, MD Kane County Medical Society George Bardouniotis, MD Lee County Medical Society Pratip K. Na


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