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Is a Health Insurance Company Violating a Law or Regulation? Time to Tell the DOI

The DOI is charged with holding insurance companies accountable to state insurance laws and regulations.
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ISMS Advocacy Results in Bump for Certain Reimbursement Rates!
ISMS Advocacy Results in Bump for Certain Reimbursement Rates!
Due to ISMS advocacy, the fee schedule for evaluation and management (E&M) codes increased by 15% for the IWCC
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January 1 Controlled Substance Prescribing Mandate Is Expected to Be Delayed
January 1 Controlled Substance Prescribing Mandate Is Expected to Be Delayed
the General Assembly passed legislation that will delay the requirement that prescriptions for controlled substances be submitted electronically.
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ISMS Urges DHFS to Reconsider Opioid Prescribing Limitations for Patients
ISMS Urges DHFS to Reconsider Opioid Prescribing Limitations for Patients
ISMS is advocating for Medicaid patients in light of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS)’ recent notice.
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New Illinois Disaster Declaration and EO to Address Surge in Respiratory Illnesses
New Illinois Disaster Declaration and EO to Address Surge in Respiratory Illnesses
Governor Pritzker filed a new COVID-19 disaster proclamation
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Recent Articles

Great News! Non-Surgical E/M Services for Workers’ Comp Get 15% Reimbursement Bump

ISMS’ work behind the scenes advocating on your behalf recently scored a win for members pertaining to reimbursements!

Next Wave of Federal “Information Blocking” Requirements Now in Effect

As of Oct. 6, 2022, physicians are now required to provide the full set of patients’ electronic health information (EHI) upon request, making them available without imposing restrictions, excessive delays or other deliberate interference.

Avoid Liability When Parting Ways with a Patient

In general, a physician may withdraw from a physician-patient relationship as long as the relationship is terminated in the appropriate way. Patient abandonment is grounds for physician discipline under the Medical Practice Act.

Coming in 2023: Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Must Be Sent Electronically, with Some Excep

A new law will require that prescriptions for a controlled substance classified as Schedule II, III, IV or V be sent electronically and be accepted by the dispenser in an electronic format.

A Message to Congress:

It’s getting to be an annual tradition: Physicians are threatened with Medicare payment cuts.

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Becomes First Death in 2022

IDPH has confirmed the first human case and first human death of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2022.

Monkeypox Resources Available for Illinois Physicians;

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking all healthcare professionals in the United States to be on alert for patients who have key characteristics for identifying monkeypox.

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