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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 08, 2013
In this Issue

  • Medical Practice Act Heads to Governor's Desk
    This week the Illinois Senate cleared legislation with a unanimous vote of 57 to 0, which would extend the sunset date of the Medical Practice Act until Dec. 31, 2014. The measure includes the following new provisions:
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  • Free One-Hour Webinar Covers Sunshine Act Basics
    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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  • Lawmakers Again Hammer Away at Repealing the SGR; Your Input Welcome
    Similar to what we reported last summer, another round of activity to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula is heating up in Washington.
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  • Physician-Led Health Care Teams Must Be Maintained in VHA System
    ISMS joined 65 other organizations representing the majority of the nation's physicians to express strong concerns about the proposed draft of the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) Nursing Handbook.
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  • Immigration On-Demand Course Makes its Debut; Don't Miss Last Live Seminar of 2013
    Find out about what employers and international medical graduates need to know about immigration law, the legal requirements for physicians seeking graduate medical education, and employment in the United States ...
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  • Conference Call Offers Trifecta of Updates from CMS
    Find out about recent changes to the Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS); the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program
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  • Discounts Galore with CCPA's Group Buying Power
    Harness the escalating costs of running your practice by taking advantage of "group purchasing" discounts.
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