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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.
November 15, 2013
In this Issue

  • New Patient Flyer Covers Health Insurance Marketplaces
    Given all the recent attention to Marketplace Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act, you may be saying to yourself, "I wish I could provide my patients with an easily understood resource to help guide their health insurance decisions."
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  • New ICD-10 Resource 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. To gain a better understanding about the key differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
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  • Help Identify Physician-Friendly Candidates for Next Year's Elections
    The Illinois State Medical Society Political Action Committee (IMPAC) is already preparing for the 2014 elections. The IMPAC Council will be meeting on December 4 to make determinations about which candidates deserve physician support for the next year's elections in Illinois ...
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  • Don't Miss this Must-Attend Event for the GME Community
    Whether you are a residency program director or a physician involved in medical education, the Midwest Residency Program Directors Meeting offers the best opportunity to keep up with the latest updates happening in your field.
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  • Free Webinar to Focus on Sunshine Act Basics, Next Wednesday
    Get an overview of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act at the "Open Payments Sunshine Rule" webinar, Wednesday, November 20, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST).
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  • Get a Jump on Flu Season Before the Bug Bites
    Soon your patients may begin to display symptoms of the dreaded flu virus. So now's the time to "arm" yourself with up-to-date influenza knowledge.
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  • Stay Tapped In to Medicare Updates with Online Resource
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers MLN Connects™ , an online archive of physician-relevant info, including Medicare program and policy details, education announcements, dates of national calls and more.
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  • You Can Bank on these Financial Services
    Why rely on generic business advice when Bank of America tailors its services to the needs of physicians and their medical practices?
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