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  • Springfield Update: These Scope Bills Must Be Stopped!

    Today is the last day of the General Assembly’s two-week spring break. But your ISMS legislative team has continued working hard on your behalf, always advocating for Illinois physicians.

    Here’s the latest: Several bills that would be harmful to patients have been stalled for the time being thanks to our lobbying efforts.

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  • Alert: Changes Coming to UnitedHealthcare’s Consultation Services Policy – Some Codes Will No Longer Be Reimbursed

    UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is revising its Consultation Services Policy and will no longer reimburse CPT® codes 99241 through 99255, with effective dates falling into two categories. 

    According to UHC, this change aligns with reimbursement policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2010, CMS established policy to no longer reimburse codes for consultation services. 

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  • Before Prescribing Narcotics for Pain Management, Consider a Patient-Doctor Agreement

    ISMS heard from numerous members that they were seeking a sample patient-doctor agreement that they could employ prior to prescribing controlled substances, such as opioids.  

    That’s why ISMS developed a model agreement containing conditions that patients must promise to meet.

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  • No Matter What, ISMIE Has You Covered

    A Special Message From ISMIE 

    For more than 40 years, ISMIE Mutual has led the Illinois medical professional liability insurance market. Taking the experience and knowledge gained in one of the nation’s most challenging environments, ISMIE is applying its expertise nationally.

    ISMIE serves the needs of policyholders, and no one else, devoted to delivering protection, quality, service and value to you.

    Watch ISMIE’s one-minute video, About Us.

    ISMIE Mutual is the Illinois State Medical Society's endorsed carrier.  

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