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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 20, 2013
In this Issue

  • Significant Changes to Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities
    A new law with significant changes to the Persons with Disabilities Parking Program goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Meter-exempt parking will become limited to those individuals who are physically unable to pay the meter.
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  • Congress Approves Three-Month Medicare Payment Band-Aid with Small Uptick
    On Wednesday, Congress approved a three-month Medicare "patch" that temporarily stops the looming Medicare payment slash of 24 percent scheduled for Jan. 1, 2014, and, instead, implements a 0.5 percent Medicare payment update.
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  • Update on Eligible Medicaid Patients Under the Affordable Care Act
    With the projected influx of new Medicaid patients under the Affordable Care Act, here's what you need to know regarding how these patients will be assimilated into Illinois' Medicaid program.
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  • Get a Sneak Peek at ISMS Educational Events Coming in 2014
    While the ISMS Education Center is in full swing offering numerous on-demand courses designed to fit your unique needs, here's a look at upcoming educational opportunities for 2014.
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  • Ensure Services for Your Hearing Impaired, Non-English Speaking Patients
    Attention physicians with hearing impaired or non-English speaking patients: Interpretation services are not only necessary for securing an accurate diagnosis and developing a treatment plan, it's the law.
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