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  • More Proof Your Voice Can Make a Big Difference: CMS Delays Problematic E/M Changes for 2 Years

    Last August, ISMS asked members for input on Medicare’s proposed changes to evaluation and management (E/M) documentation requirements and reimbursement.

    Based on your responses, ISMS offered comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

    Good news! We got everything you wanted.


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  • The Last Hurdle: Help Push Workers' Compensation Legislation into Law

    We're almost there! 

    Call or email your state representative NOW!

    Urge your lawmaker to support the motion to override Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 904. 

    A veto override motion is pending in the Illinois House of Representatives. If the bill passes next week during the final days of the fall veto session, Senate Bill 904 will become law


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  • Want Change? Write a Resolution! (Psst … Now ALL Members Can Submit Resolutions Year-Round to ISMS)

    Many big changes have come from one person’s idea. Numerous medicine-related victories all began with an ISMS member putting "pen to paper" in the form of a resolution.

    ISMS has been an effective voice for Illinois physicians for decades, helping pass critical legislation, fighting important battles in court, engaging with state regulators, and much more.

    It begins with you … and your resolution. 


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  • ISMS’ Updated Medical Cannabis Resource Reflects Current IL Law

    The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act creates a regulatory system to protect patients with debilitating conditions, as well as their physicians, from arrest and prosecution if patients engage in the medical use of cannabis. 

    To help keep our members informed, ISMS' medical legal guideline on medical cannabis has been newly updated to reflect current law. 

    The updated resource also includes guidelines for the new Opioid Alternative Pilot Program.


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  • Making Progress Against the Opioid Epidemic

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