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ISMS Weekly Rounds is a one-page update of breaking information and news issued exclusively to ISMS members. ISMS Weekly Rounds is issued via blast fax, email, and right here online.
December 13, 2013
In this Issue

  • Lawmakers Attempt to Repeal the SGR
    Although a healthy dose of skepticism abounds, legislative activity in Washington to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula appears to be advancing. Yesterday, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to repeal the SGR formula ...
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  • CMS Extends Deadline for Meaningful Use Stage 2
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new timeline for the implementation of meaningful use for its Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.
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  • ICD-10 Resources Available, for Members Only
    In less than a year, the number of ICD codes will increase by more than five times under the new code set, ICD-10-CM. The new code set will change the way health care outcomes are reported, quality and efficiency are measured, and reimbursement models are restructured for both physicians and facilities.
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  • Whether Rain, Sleet or Snow ... CME Coursework Always Available
    If you find yourself snowbound this holiday season - in the airport or just on the couch - as long you have Internet access and a computer, why not log in to the ISMS Education Center and earn CME?
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  • Education on Medicare's 2014 Physician Fee Schedule; Physician Orders, Signature Requirements
    View information on Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Quality reporting in 2014 and Medicare physician orders and signature requirements
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  • Multiply Your Purchasing Power with CCPA
    Join forces with fellow physicians to save cash on everyday business expenses with CCPA Purchasing Partners, LP, a doctors-only buying group. So how does it work?
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