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February 14, 2014
In this Issue

  • A Message to Congress: Keep Up the Heat on SGR Repeal Legislation
    Under the AMA's lead, ISMS joined 111 other state and national medical societies to applaud the introduction of H.R. 4015/ S. 2000, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 and urge Congress to quickly pass the measure.
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  • ISMS Advocates for Illinois Physicians Concerning Draft Rules for Medical Pot
    Earlier this week, ISMS sent a letter to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to comment on draft medical marijuana rules. ISMS is advocating for clearer requirements for physicians, specifically regarding record-keeping requirements and past medical record review.
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  • Breathe Out: Deadline to Attest for EHR Incentive Program Extended to March 31
    Eligible professionals participating in Medicare's EHR incentive program now have until March 31, 2014, to register and successfully attest to demonstrating meaningful use of their electronic health record systems during the 2013 reporting period.
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  • Attention Physicians: Complete, Verify Your Online Profile
    If you have not completed or verified the accuracy of your online profile with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), now is the time to act.
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  • Empower Your Profession with Upcoming Seminars, New On-Demand Courses
    Keeping Pace: Strategies for Medical Practice in 2014 and Beyond is a half-day, live seminar that will cover emerging reimbursement structures and the related effects on care coordination and physician payment, how electronic health record systems can work to improve quality and efficiency in health care and much more.
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  • Make Your Practice Credit Card Savvy Today
    Whether your practice is a busy urgent care center or a small private office, these days patients expect to use their credit or debit cards for payment.
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