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  • Tobacco 21 Clears General Assembly, Child Abuse Reporting Measure Advances (Did a Little Bird Tell You?)

    This week, ISMS-backed legislation (HB 345) to raise Illinois’ smoking age to 21 passed the Illinois General Assembly. Both chambers passed this important public health measure by more than 2 to 1 margins!  It now goes to Gov. Pritzker for signing. We are optimistic it will soon be law.

    This week we also learned that an ISMS-initiated child abuse reporting bill cleared a key Senate committee.  

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  • A Son Wants His Mom’s Medical Records. How Should My Office Proceed?

    How should you respond when patients, or others they may designate, request medical records? How much can be charged for copying records in 2019? 

    Does your billing staff have the updated info for differentiating between charges for patients and charges for third parties?

    Find answers to these questions and more with ISMS' newly updated medical legal guideline, covering how to provide medical records to patients and their personal representatives for health care, including formats and fees. 

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  • The 2019 ISMS Annual Meeting – Like Never Before!

    Join your peers from Illinois for a weekend filled with CME, camaraderie and conversation about the hottest healthcare issues.

    Debates will be held on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and recreational marijuana.

    Register today for the Annual Meeting, April 5-7, 2019 in Peoria – FREE for ISMS members!

    ALL members are invited. Non-members are also welcome (for a small fee), so invite your colleagues!

    Reserve your hotel room – the deadline for the discount rate is March 18.

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  • Congratulations to All M4s on Match Day!

    Today’s Match Day means thousands of new physicians will soon be heading off to begin residency!

    ISMS offers a resource designed to help you navigate a variety of issues that are not typically taught during training, including contracting, credentialing, reimbursement and medical liability insurance. The guide also offers perspective on career development.

    Download your FREE copy today: Starting Your Career: A Guide for New Physicians in Illinois


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  • Quickly Check Your Patient’s Controlled Substance Prescription Drug History

    In the fight to address the opioid epidemic, the use of Illinois’ powerful FREE resource – the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) – is more important than ever! This tool can help you determine whether a patient may already be getting prescriptions for narcotics, and whether the patient has multiple prescriptions. 

    On Jan. 1, 2018, a new law took effect that affects ALL prescribers who possess an Illinois controlled substance license

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