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  • VA’s Dangerous Final Rule Shortchanges Vets for Medical Care

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its final rule to allow most APRNs within the VA system to provide services without the clinical oversight of a physician – regardless of state laws to the contrary.


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  • Last Call for ISMS Leadership Applications; Deadline is December 30

    If you are interested in joining the ISMS physician leadership team in 2017-2018, applications will be accepted by the nominating committee through Dec. 30, 2016.


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  • Medicaid Moves 'EpiPen' Brand to Non-Preferred Status

    Recently, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced that the brand name products “EpiPen” and “EpiPen Jr.” have moved to non-preferred status. Prior authorization for each is now required.


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  • Avoid Getting Terminated from Medicaid – Revalidate by Feb. 1 through IMPACT

    On February 1, Medicaid physicians and health care professionals who have not revalidated their existing Medicaid enrollment data online through the Illinois Medicaid Program Advanced Cloud Technology (IMPACT) system will have their enrollments terminated.


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  • Hola, Bonjour… Kamusta? Doctors Must Provide Translation Services if Needed by Patients

    If you receive federal funds, including payments under Medicare or Medicaid, you are obligated to ensure effective communication for patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). ISMS offers a medical legal resource to help our members with translation services obligations.


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