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  • Get an Inside Look at What to Expect in Springfield for the 2019 Spring Legislative Session

    With the inauguration of our new governor and the swearing-in of the new General Assembly, business in Springfield is up and running!

    Already, more than 1,000 bills have been introduced, with an expected 4,000 to 5,000 more to come.

    ISMS’ legislative and policy team reviews each and every bill that is introduced to determine the implications for medicine. And, of course, we’ll also support the introduction of a few bills of our own.

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  • Avoid Fines, Discipline or Prison: Be Sure You Know Illinois Law for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

    Mandatory reporters are required to report to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional capacity may be an abused or neglected child. 

    But what happens if you fail to report? Find out more with ISMS' medical legal guideline.

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  • February 13 Webinar: Medicare’s Quality Payment Program – Year Three

    Medicare’s Quality Payment Program is in its third year, and on its third set of rules and requirements since the program first launched. 

    Join ISMS’ February 13 webinar for a 30-minute overview of new quality payment program (QPP) participation and reporting requirements. 

    This program is FREE for ISMS members and their staff. All others must pay $150. 

    Learn more and register ...
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  • New Medicare Part D Opioid Management Policies Took Effect January 1

    Prescribers may experience an uptick in calls from pharmacists

    As the nation’s opioid crisis continues, a new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, seeks to reduce potential instances of opioid overutilization. 

    The new rule imposes new pharmacy dispensing guidelines.

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  • A 'Sea Change' in Springfield Could Mean Passage of Tobacco 21 Legislation

    We are pleased to share that Tobacco 21 legislation will be reintroduced in the Illinois General Assembly during the spring session. This important ISMS-backed public health legislation would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, as nearly all adult smokers started as kids.

    The bill covers all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.  

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