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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.
March 21, 2014
In this Issue

  • Stop Dentists from Providing Immunizations; Simplify the Power of Attorney Health Care Form; and More - Update from Springfield
    With the legislative session in full swing, the ISMS legislative team continues to work hard in Springfield, advocating on behalf of Illinois physicians and their patients.
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  • Physicians Need Patient Coverage Status at Start of Grace Period
    Patients who have purchased health insurance coverage with premium subsidies through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace have a three-month grace period if they miss a monthly premium.
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  • Patients Who Want ACA Insurance in 2014 Must Act Quickly!
    Just one week remains for the uninsured to enroll in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace or the expanded Medicaid program, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
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  • Want to Participate in Medicare's ICD-10-CM Testing? Take Action by March 24
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct ICD-10-CM end-to-end testing on July 21-25, covering the full claims process for Medicare.
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  • Avoid Payment Adjustments in 2015; Hardship Exceptions are Available
    Here's the latest notice for physicians from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services concerning deadlines to demonstrate meaningful use and apply for a hardship exception.
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  • Job Openings, Elite Candidates Populate ISMS Career Center
    Vascular surgeon, radiologist, neurologist - these are just a few of the job openings currently awaiting your perusal online at the ISMS Career Center, a national resource featuring thousands of listings for physicians, health care professionals and medical office staff.
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  • ISMS welcomes these new members
     
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