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November 2015
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    Top ISMS Headlines November 13, 2015

    ADVOCACY

    The Rules Changed for Meaningful Use: Meet "Modified" Stage 2

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a final rule Oct. 6, 2015, for the EHR Incentive Programs. Importantly, the new requirements impact Meaningful Use for 2015 through 2017 under "Modified" Stage 2.

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    PUBLIC HEALTH

    HepC

    Let's Make Noise About a Silent Disease - Screen for Hep C

    Attention primary care physicians

    ISMS urges primary care physicians to screen patients born between 1945 and 1965 and other high risk patients for Hepatitis C, consistent with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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    Download ISMS' infographic: Hepatitis C - Stats and Facts at a Glance

    MEDICAL LEGAL

    Get Answers on Certifying Patients for Medical Cannabis

    The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act took effect Jan. 1, 2014, allowing physicians to certify patients for medical cannabis ID cards - if the patients have one of the approved qualifying conditions. This week the first medical cannabis dispensaries opened in Illinois.

    How should you determine whether or not to certify your patient?

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    EDUCATION

    Medication

    Education Best Weapon to Combat Opioid Abuse in Illinois

    CME offered

    The misuse of prescription opioids can turns the marvels of modern medicine into the nightmare of addiction

    Learn about the signs of opioid addiction, prescribing risks, Illinois' Prescription Monitoring Program and much more with ISMS' on-demand courses.

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    MEMBERSHIP

    Without ISMS, What Would Illinois Be Like for Physicians?

    Each year, Springfield lawmakers debate and vote on bills that affect how physicians care for patients. Many need work to make them more effective and less burdensome. Some are so fundamentally harmful that they must be opposed at all costs.

    Imagine if ISMS weren't at the table to speak up for physicians.

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