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  • Governor’s Executive Order Requires Coverage for Telehealth

    Even as coronavirus disease spreads and daily life is increasingly disrupted, ISMS continues to advocate for you – and we are already showing results.

    Earlier this week, ISMS and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) sent a letter to Governor Pritzker urging him to ensure coverage and payment parity for telehealth services rendered during this crisis. 

    Yesterday, Gov. Pritzker announced an executive order that does just that.


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  • IDFPR Delays License Renewal Deadline; Allows More Time to Complete CME

    Earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced several changes that will impact physicians’ licensure process due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The licensure deadline and the deadline to complete CME have been extended.


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  • Health and Human Services Relaxes HIPAA Penalties for Telehealth Services for ANY Reason – Does Not Have to Be COVID-19 Related

    Effective immediately, physicians may use any audio or video communication technology that is non-public facing to care for patients, and physicians won’t face penalties if these telehealth technologies do not fully comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements. That’s according to an announcement from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights, which has chosen to exercise its HIPAA enforcement discretion due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Read an alert from ISMS’ endorsed carrier, ISMIE Mutual.


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  • The 2020 ISMS Annual Meeting Is Canceled

    Regrettably, ISMS has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting that was slated for April 17-19, 2020. This decision is directly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Physicians play a vital role on the front lines of medicine and lead the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients. We want to protect our meeting participants so that you are best able to fulfill your patient care duties.


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  • SCAM ALERT: Visitors to Fake Global Map for COVID-19 Exposed to Malware; Malicious Site Skims for Passwords and Credit Card Info

    As a frightened public watches the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, many have gone in search for a real-time map showing locations of infections. 

    Unfortunately, many have stumbled into a different kind of infection in the process.

    If you find this web site – “Corona [hyphen] Virus [hyphen] Map [dot] com,” stay away from it.   


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