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

  • Coming Soon to Illinois: Medical Marijuana
    Illinois is the latest domino of 20 states allowing some form of medical marijuana use. Despite being the law of our land now, it will be many months before anyone is able to ingest marijuana here for the sake of medical relief. Although the law takes effect January 1, it only lays the foundation of Illinois policy.

  • Cutover Day to NGS is Tomorrow, September 7
    Starting tomorrow, Sept. 7, 2013, physicians should submit Medicare Part B claims to National Government Services (NGS), the new contractor handling claims formerly serviced by Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS).

  • More Education Choices, CME and Savings for ISMS Members
    The medical licensure deadline of July 2014 is less than a year away. Take advantage of these education opportunities to earn your required 150 hours of CME through the ISMS Education Center.

  • Concussion and Lyme Disease Announcements
    As thousands of student-athletes across Illinois gear up for another year of competition, it's a good time to remind them and their parents of the signs and symptoms of concussions, the most common sports-related brain injury in all age groups and athletic levels. It's the law, after all.

  • Employment Shift? Keep Your Coverage Consistent with ISMIE Mutual
    If you're an ISMIE Mutual policyholder whose practice is soon to be purchased by another entity, be assured you likely have the option of maintaining ISMIE as your professional liability insurance carrier.

  • Get Practice-Specific Advice from Coker Group ... at a Discount
    Your practice has one-of-a-kind challenges, so don't settle for "canned" solutions. Contact Coker Group instead, a health care advisory firm that provides customized recommendations for your electronic network needs.

  • ISMS welcomes these new members

    Adams County Medical Society Obiomam N. Maduakor, MD Taylor J. Moore, DO Chicago Medical Society Shelly Agarwal, MD Edward Babigumira, MD Annapurna Bobba, MD Chaitanya R. Desai, MD Robin K. Drake, MD John G. Gianopoulos, MD James G. MacKenzie, DO Janki N. Patel, DO Anita Raghavan, MD Lisa A


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