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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.
April 25, 2014
In this Issue

  • Wondering Why Your Medicaid Payments are a Bit Short?
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) directs the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS) to “bump up” the payments for Medicaid Title XIX to match Medicare rates for two years for primary care services.
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  • Online Resolution Forum Closes at the Stroke of Midnight
    The ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates taking place April 25-27 is finally here!
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  • Clarity Needed for APNs, PAs Roles with Controlled Substances
    In a letter to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), ISMS formally comments on proposed amendments to the Illinois Controlled Substances Act rules.
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  • Act Now to Earn Your PQRS Bonus, Avert the 2016 Penalty
    The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting period for group practices and individuals began Jan. 1, 2014. Data from this year will determine both your incentive payments and payment adjustments, so here’s what you need to know.
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  • Medical Cannabis and Guns Allowed to Intersect on New Draft Rules
    Last week Illinois announced its proposed rules for the four-year Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, removing a provision that required gun owners to give up their firearm owners ID cards in order to get a medical cannabis card.
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  • Stress Getting to You?
    As a preventive measure or if practice demands are taking a toll on you, check out Physician Stress and Burnout: Prevalence, Impact and What We Can Do.
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  • No-Hassle License Renewal is a Phone Call Away
    Give ISMS a call to renew your medical license! Through an arrangement with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), we can facilitate your license renewal.
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  • Take Advantage of 'Medicare May' Day Next Thursday
    From morning through the evening, National Government Services (NGS) will be running back-to-back, one hour webinars on Thursday, May 1.
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  • Publicize Your Practice with Pizazz
    Just a few years ago, phrases like “Facebook presence” and “website design” weren’t on the minds of physicians. But for today’s patients, standing out from the “cyberspace crowd” is crucial.
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  • ISMS welcomes these new members

     


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