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    Top ISMS Headlines December 11, 2015

    LEADERSHIP

    Mag Glass

    Do You Have What it Takes to Lead ISMS Forward?

    ISMS is the voice of Illinois physicians, and our officers and trustees are the voice of ISMS. You and your colleagues depend on capable, dedicated physicians to step up and lead in these turbulent times.

    Applications for 2016 ISMS leadership positions will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2015, at 4:45 p.m. Elections will take place at the April 2016 House of Delegates meeting.

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    EDUCATION

    ISMS Edu Center

    Don't Put Off Practice "Housekeeping" Tasks! ISMS Education Can Help.

    As the holiday rush swirls around you, don't forget to carve out a little time for ISMS' on-demand courses and get your practice on track for 2016. Topics include credentialing made easy, how to avoid Meaningful Use audits, getting your documentation in tip-top shape, the ins and outs of HIPAA breaches and more!

    These courses are a bargain at just $15 each, and they all offer CME.

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    LEGISLATIVE

    ISMS-Backed Medical Practice Act Extension Signed into Law

    Governor Rauner recently signed House Bill 1365, which extends the sunset of the Medical Practice Act until Dec. 31, 2016. The General Assembly had unanimously passed the bill.

    The Act spells out the licensure standards and disciplinary proceedings for physicians in Illinois.

    NEW ISMS BENEFIT PARTNER

    Improve Patient Outcomes - And Your Bottom Line

    Discounts for members

    EHR & Practice Management Consultants, Inc. (EHRPMC) offers care management and technology consulting to improve patient outcomes, create efficiencies and increase revenue. As ISMS' newest Benefit Partner, EHRPMC also offers peace of mind to members in search of a trusted expert.

    Contact EHRPMC to receive discounted member pricing for services to help with Medicare's CCM Program, Meaningful Use reporting, Privacy/Security, PGRS and more!

    Learn about EHRPMC; if you have questions, call 800-376-0212.

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hep C Infographic left

    Who Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C?

    Hepatitis C often goes undetected for decades, and most victims do not know they have the disease until it's too late.

    Patients who are at a high risk for having this bloodborne viral infection include...

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    To help raise awareness about screening, download ISMS' infographic, Hepatitis C - Stats and Facts at a Glance, and display in your office.


    New School Physical Form Adds Meningococcal Vaccine

    The Illinois Department of Public Health revised the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination school physical form to accommodate changes in immunization requirements.

    Illinois law now requires students entering 6th and 12th grades to receive the meningococcal vaccine. This requirement took effect for the 2015-2016 school year, and is reflected on the new form, which physicians may begin using immediately.

    VAX Changes




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