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May 2016
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  • Top ISMS Headlines May 27, 2016

    LEGISLATIVE

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    Lawmakers Must Protect Injured Workers' Access to Care

    ISMS, along with other Illinois health care professionals and hospitals, is urging lawmakers to preserve access to care for injured patients under the workers' compensation system.

    Our legislative team is busy in Springfield educating legislators on how reimbursement cuts could jeopardize access to quality care for injured workers.

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    MEDICAL LEGAL

    ISMS Resource Demystifies New Medical Record Guidance

    To better understand the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s new guidance in the context of Illinois law, access Individual and Third-Party Access to Medical Records. ISMS created this medical legal guideline along with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) and the Illinois Health Information Management Association (ILHIMA).

    PUBLIC HEALTH

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    Success Story
    Catch "Doctor Shopping" with Illinois' Prescription Monitoring Program

    Our latest case study features ISMS members Sandeep D. Amin, MD, (left) and Asokumar Buvanendran, MD, (right), both pain physicians, and how they successfully combat prescription drug abuse. The free resource they use to ensure prescription narcotics are not being overprescribed is Illinois' Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

    Drs. Amin and Buvanendran share their perspective on how they've successfully integrated routine PMP use into their prescribing protocol.

    Read the case study: ISMS Members Making it Work: Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program


    Submit Your Comments on Illinois Vaccination Regulations

    The state is seeking comments on the new rules to regulate religious vaccination exemptions. If you treat children or want to provide "real world" input on the regulations, act now!

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    EDUCATION

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    What's the Latest on Hep C? Log on for Free On-Demand Course

    CME offered

    Learn more about Hepatitis C screening recommendations and treatment options, how this liver disease affects the body, who is most at risk, and why Hep C is frequently not diagnosed.

    Sign up for ISMS' FREE on-demand course Hepatitis C Update and Access to Care.


    Telehealth Law Program Coming to Illinois June 7

    Don't miss the next forum in the Telehealth Law Forum Series, taking place on June 7. The forum will cover telehealth's role in shifting from fee-for-service to value-based care, payment for services in Illinois and the Midwest, key considerations for employers offering a telehealth benefit and more!

    The speakers will present in Chicago, with live interactive audio/video connections occurring simultaneously in three remote locations: Carbondale, Springfield and Naperville.

    Register today for your preferred location

    SPORTS SECTION

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    A Personal Message to ISMS Members from Stan Musial

    The red hot Cubs took two of three from the Cardinals this week.

    In honor of the series, ISMS has released an archived recording of baseball legend Stan "The Man" Musial, taped for the society back in 1964.

    The recording promotes physical fitness and Community Health Week, and was distributed to Illinois doctors as a 33 1/3 RPM record.

    You'll hear a familiar voice leading the clip. Listen as Harry Caray calls Stan's 3,000 hit.

    BENEFIT PARTNER

    CareerCenter WEB

    Browse Job Openings, Qualified Candidates with ISMS Career Center

    If you're looking for a new position or wish to fill one in your practice, rely on the ISMS Career Center. This nationwide online resource features thousands of listings for physicians, other health care professionals and medical office staff.

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