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

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.
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A Message to Congress: Quit Threatening Doctors with Medicare Cuts!
A Message to Congress: Quit Threatening Doctors with Medicare Cuts!
It’s getting to be an annual tradition: Physicians are threatened with Medicare payment cuts.
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Monkeypox Resources Available for Illinois Physicians
Monkeypox Resources Available for Illinois Physicians
The CDC is asking all healthcare professionals in the United States to be on alert for patients who have key characteristics for monkeypox
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Tell Your Patients About “988,” an Expanded Crisis Hotline
Tell Your Patients About “988,” an Expanded Crisis Hotline
Those experiencing a crisis or other emotional distress, including substance use emergencies, can dial 988 for help.
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Becomes First Death in 2022
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
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Latest Updates on COVID-19

Another COVID-19 surge could be just around the corner as we head into autumn with students back in their classrooms, more time spent indoors and amped up travel. With more vaccines and use of therapeutics, tools are available to fight the latest variants.

Big News About YOUR Medical Licensure Renewal:

The licensing renewal fees will be waived for physicians next year, along with other health professionals, to acknowledge them for their untiring efforts due to COVID-19.

Do You Certify Patients for Medical Cannabis Cards?

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program allows healthcare professionals to certify patients who have qualifying conditions for a medical cannabis card.

Contact Your Members of Congress Today to Stop Medicare Cuts Scheduled for 2023!

Physicians are once again facing another round of Medicare cuts.

Governor Pritzker Declares Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox in Illinois

Governor Pritzker declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency for Illinois and declared all counties in the state a disaster area.

Know the Law When Certifying Patients for Disability Parking Placards

Physicians must determine whether the patient meets the specific requirements for a meter-exempt parking placard. 

Governor Signs Prior Authorization Reform Act

The new law, which is designed to significantly reduce delays for patient care and applies to state-regulated insurance plans, had unanimous bipartisan support in the Illinois General Assembly during the spring legislative session. 

Medicaid Patients Must Update Their Address to Ensure Continued Coverage!

If your medical office treats patients who have Medicaid insurance, be sure to relay this important message: They are at risk of losing their health insurance if they do not update their mailing address with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).

New EO Provides End Date for Suspended Reinstatement Requirements

Certain exceptions that have been allowed during the pandemic for lapsed and inactive medical licenses will end.

Stay Current on Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Program

The Medical Cannabis Patient Program allows persons diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition to register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to obtain cannabis for medicinal purposes.

FDA Temporarily Allows Pharmacists to Offer Paxlovid; But Limitations Apply

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's Paxlovid to allow state-licensed pharmacists to offer the treatment to people who are eligible.
 

A Reminder for Physicians Licensed to Prescribe Controlled Substances

If you are a prescriber, are you registered with Illinois’ Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)? 

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