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  • Top ISMS Headlines April 15, 2016

    ISMS ANNUAL MEETING AND HOUSE OF DELEGATES

    ISMS HOD(1)

    Attention ALL ISMS Members:
    Comment on Resolutions by Midnight Tonight!

    Help shape ISMS policy today by commenting on resolutions via our online Virtual Reference Committee Forum.

    Any ISMS member can review resolutions and comment online before the forum closes at the stroke of midnight tonight (Friday, April 15).

    The ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates start today in Springfield and run through Sunday.

    Questions? Call the HOD hotline at 312-853-4745 or send an email.

    JUDICIAL

    JUSTICE

    IL Supreme Court to Decide Case Pinned on Statute of Limitations

    The outcome of a medical litigation case, now before state's highest court, will have an important impact on how the statute of limitations is applied to lawsuits alleging medical negligence and wrongful death, which will affect all Illinois physicians.

    ISMS partnered with the American Medical Association Litigation Center to file an amicus curiae brief arguing that for Moon v. Rhode, M.D. the statute of limitations for wrongful death had expired by the time the plaintiff filed suit.

    >> Read more

    MEDICAL LEGAL

    GOLDSTEIN
    Dr. Julie D. Goldstein

    A Physician's Success Story:
    Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning

    A new ISMS resource highlights your colleagues' successes and challenges in navigating key issues in the practice of medicine - from a practical standpoint.

    Our latest case study features ISMS member Julie D. Goldstein, MD, a palliative care physician and advance care planning (ACP) educator. Now that Medicare is reimbursing physicians for advance care planning services - a direct result of ISMS advocacy - it is important for doctors to understand their role in helping patients express and document their wishes for future health care.

    >> Read more

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    RADIO

    Public Service Announcements Aim to Boost Hep C Screening

    ISMS seeks to raise awareness about Hepatitis C screening via public service announcements (PSAs) airing on 63 stations in 21 cities across Illinois. Many Illinoisans are infected with Hepatitis C and don't know it. That's because only a quarter of those patients have been diagnosed.

    Listen to a PSA

    Liver Symposium - FREE

    The 2016 Liver Symposium will be held in Chicago on Thursday, May26 at 5:30 p.m. Presented by the American Liver Foundation, the event will cover prominent topics on liver disease. The free symposium will include dinner, and rapid Hep C screening will be offered throughout the evening, also at no cost. CME available. Register today!

    ADVOCACY

    APPLE

    Medicare Rolls Out Program to Curb Diabetes

    As a result of a successful multi-year test project, Medicare seniors will soon be covered for participating in a diabetes prevention program. The 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention is designed to help patients eat healthier, increase physical activity and lose a modest amount of weight.

    >> Read more

    Access the The Impact of Diabetes in Illinois infographic, courtesy of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    A SPECIAL DOSE OF ISMS HISTORY

    SIMS

    Meet Dr. SIMS!

    1964 - 1974 - Dr. SIMS was an ISMS public service project that helped encourage Illinois residents to safeguard their health. The fun and engaging Dr. SIMS appeared in print, radio and television media for more than a decade.

    How to Dispose of Old Medication, Then and Now

    Back in the '70s, patients had little information about when or how to dispose of their old medication.

    Listen to this special dose of ISMS history as Dr. SIMS talks about old medication back in 1974.

    Learn more about safe disposal of unused medicines and download ISMS' Disposal of Prescription Drugs medical legal guideline.

    READERSHIP INFO

    Curtail Practice Costs Through Strength in Numbers

    Save cash on everyday business expenses with CCPA Purchasing Partners, a doctors-only buying group.

    How does it work? Strength in numbers.

    Through group negotiations, significant savings and favorable payment terms are available with vaccine manufacturers, medical and office suppliers, and medical waste disposal services.

    Learn more about membership options today.

    CCPA Purchasing Partners is an ISMS Benefit Partner.



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