Coming in 2023: Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Must Be Sent Electronically, with Some Exceptions
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.
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.
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program allows healthcare professionals to certify patients who have qualifying conditions for a medical cannabis card.
Physicians are once again facing another round of Medicare cuts.
Governor Pritzker declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency for Illinois and declared all counties in the state a disaster area.
Physicians must determine whether the patient meets the specific requirements for a meter-exempt parking placard.
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.
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).
Certain exceptions that have been allowed during the pandemic for lapsed and inactive medical licenses will end.
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.
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.
If you are a prescriber, are you registered with Illinois’ Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)?