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  • Landmark Legislative Session Wraps Up in Springfield – With Victories for Physicians and Patients!

    With Illinois’ spring legislative session now adjourned, here’s a wrap-up of some key bills that impact your profession. 

    The ISMS legislative team fought hard to help pass these important bills and to stop several bills that would have been dangerous for your patients. 

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  • Illinois General Assembly Passes Medicaid MCO Reform Bill

    The Illinois House and Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 1321, a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) reform bill. 

    In short, this bill would provide more oversight of MCOs, require greater transparency of MCOs, and improve payment timeliness – including late interest penalty payments.  

    The bill now goes to the governor's desk for consideration.  
    In the meantime, ISMS is developing a comprehensive overview of how the bill would impact Illinois physicians. We will distribute this information to our members in the near future. 


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  • Avoid Grounds for Discipline When Parting Ways with a Patient

    If you wanted to part ways with a patient, would you know how to appropriately end the relationship? 

    In general, a physician may withdraw from a physician-patient relationship as long as the relationship is terminated in the proper manner.

    To ensure that you stay in compliance with Illinois law, access ISMS' medical legal guideline covering the circumstances in which a relationship may be ended and when immediate termination may be possible. 

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  • ISMS Helps Promote Vaccination Awareness with PSAs Airing on Radio Stations

    Illinois is facing its worst measles outbreak in a decade. 

    Yet, as physicians know, the trend of parents not vaccinating their children continues to grow. 

    ISMS has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to help raise awareness about the importance of immunizing children. 

    Listen now.

    The PSAs are airing on radio stations around the state.


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  • Patients Must Be Notified When Mammogram Indicates Dense Breast Tissue

    A new law, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, requires providers of mammography services to notify patients if their mammogram indicates that they have dense breast tissue. 

    The law requires patient notification to include a summary of the mammography report, and does not establish additional obligations for mammography services providers. 

    To learn more, access ISMS’ newest Issue Brief, covering the law’s requirement for notification, insurance coverage, and the link between dense breast tissue and cancer.

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