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Welcome to this archived issue of Illinois Medicine EXPRESS.
July 2013
In this Issue

  • Organized Medicine in Illinois Transcends State's Boundaries
    One of the distinct pleasures of serving as ISMS President is the chance to meet and network with physicians from around the country. It’s important that we understand the challenges our colleagues in other states face, and hearing about their successes can inform and energize our own efforts.

  • Illinois Physicians Urged to Own the Future
    The 2013 Membership Drive launched in April, is continuing over the summer and will extend into 2014. Your ISMS Board of Trustees, delegates and alternate delegates have pledged to recruit members by making 10,000 contacts with non- and former-member physicians over the course of the year.

  • HFS: Prior Approval Now Needed for Non-Emergency Ambulance Services
    The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has implemented new requirements for prior approval of non-emergency ambulance services.

  • Beat the Heat with Cool Learning Opportunities
    Stay on top of the latest health regulations, navigate everyday clinical issues and get help with managing your practice with first-rate education, all courtesy of the ISMS Education Center.

  • Rating Uptick Affirms ISMIE's Financial Health
    A.M. Best recently upgraded ISMIE Mutual's financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ and the issuer credit rating to "a-" from "bbb+."

  • Top Physician Services from athenahealth, Bank of America
    Would organizing your practice's paper-based documents be easier if there were less of them? If so, contact athenahealth today and begin the transition to a digital office to save time and reduce hassles with online billing procedures, convenient electronic health records - and yes, fewer filing cabinets bursting from paper overload.

  • Help Patients Enjoy Water Fun ... Safely
    Sumer is in full swing and many of your patients are no doubt cooling off in pools and lakes. Remind patients how to stay safe while enjoying the water.

  • ISMS Welcomes these New Members

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