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  • Highlights of Governor Pritzker’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

    In his first budget address last week, Governor Pritzker proposed a $39 billion state budget that includes $1.1 billion in additional revenue; a strategy to reduce the short-term costs for the state’s pension systems; and a graduated income tax, which would require the state constitution to be amended. 

    The new governor cautioned that without additional revenue, every state agency would experience a 4 percent cut. 




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  • Nurse Anesthetists Want to Provide Care with No Physician Oversight; Naturopaths Want to Be Licensed as Physicians!

    Your ISMS legislative team is working hard in Springfield on numerous initiatives, helping to advance bills that support medicine and push back on legislation that places patients in the path of danger. At the forefront are two scope bills that must be stopped. 

    Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) want to provide care, including the delivery of anesthesia, independent of physicians

    Naturopaths want to be licensed as physicians and to provide a full range of medical services to patients in Illinois. 


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  • ISMS’ Annual Meeting Is New and Improved for 2019! And YOU Are Invited
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    ISMS President Katherine M. Tynus, MD

    The new meeting format for the ISMS Annual Meeting features a streamlined business session to allow for more education and lively debates on some of the biggest questions in Illinois medicine.

    ALL members are welcome to attend! 


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  • Check Out ISMS’ Handy Worksheets for Calculating Costs of Providing Medical Records

    ISMS' newly updated medical legal guideline includes practical worksheets to help your team determine costs for providing medical records to patients or their personal representatives. 

    The resource covers how to calculate actual costs, average costs, per-page copying fees and the flat fees for electronic copies. 


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  • Reserve Your Room Today! Hotel Deadline is March 18 for ISMS Annual Meeting in Peoria

    The ISMS Annual Meeting will be held for the first time at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center in Peoria on April 5-7, 2019. 

    Discounted hotel room rates are available to ISMS members. Be sure to book your room soon as the cutoff date for the discount is March 12


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