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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.
January 24, 2014
In this Issue

  • Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana Prioritize Doctor/Patient Relationship
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released proposed regulations regarding Illinois' newly passed medical marijuana law. These draft rules begin to paint a clearer picture of how the system would work between doctors and patients.
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  • Here They Are: Mental Health Reporting Requirements Pertaining to Concealed Carry Law
    Under the new law allowing qualified individuals to carry concealed weapons, physicians and others must report patients who they determine in their professional opinion present a "clear and present danger" to themselves or others OR are "developmentally disabled" or "intellectually disabled."
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  • Don't Miss these Critical Practice Deadlines in 2014
    The new year is off and running so here's your "check list" of important dates that doctors should have on their radar including the Illinois health insurance marketplace, PQRS, meaningful use and ICD-10-CM.
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  • Save Lives with a S.M.I.L.E.
    More than 350,000 people die annually due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. In fact, sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death.
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  • February 3: ISMS Town Hall Call to Discuss America's Health Law
    Join ISMS leadership and health policy staff for a phone conversation covering the latest on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m
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  • It's License Renewal Year! Take Advantage of Live Seminars, On-Demand Courses Offering CME
    With so much change occurring in medicine today, you won't want to miss this next live seminar, Keeping Pace: Strategies for Medical Practice in 2014 and Beyond. Learn about emerging reimbursement structures and the related effects on care coordination and physician payment, how electronic health record systems are used to identify areas for improvement with regard to quality and efficiency in health care and much more.
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  • Renew Your Membership the Easy Way: Switch from Lump Sum to Monthly Payments
    Say good-bye to the checkbook, pen and stamps, as well as the single lump-sum annual payment for renewing your ISMS membership dues. Sign up for Continuous Membership and never risk a lapse in valuable benefits!
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  • Stand Out From the Crowd with JPB Medical Marketing Solutions
    Nowadays, patients are only a click away from reading countless online reviews and comments about physicians and medical practices. Ensure that your online presence stands out from the cyberspace crowd with a targeted marketing strategy designed by JPB Medical Marketing Solutions.
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