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May 2014
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    Meet Your New President


    Listen to new ISMS President
    William A. McDade, MD, PhD's interview on WBBM (5/18/14).

    Watch Dr. McDade's inaugural speech.

    Read Dr. McDade's inaugural column,
    "Building Professionals; Building a Strong ISMS."


       Top ISMS Headlines  May 23, 2014


    Scope Battles Persist in Final Weeks of Legislative Session

    Your ISMS legislative team continues to work hard in Springfield on your behalf. Here's the latest.

    Say NO to a bill that would allow psychologists to prescribe psychotropic drugs! Urge your state representative to oppose S.B. 2187.

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    Strong opposition forced substantial changes to dentists' immunization bill (S.B. 3409). Here are the details on why ISMS and a coalition of other medical groups are now neutral on this proposal.

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    Physical therapists
    When the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reversed its opinion regarding physical therapists performing dry needling, the PTs wasted no time in introducing Amendment 2 to H.B. 1457 to fight back.

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    To Qualify for Meaningful Use, Staff and Software Must Be Compliant
    May 29 Teleconference on Stage 2

    Stage 2 Meaningful Use confirmation begins with your office staff and software programs, so find out if you're in compliance on each with ISMS resources. CMS proposes an overall one-year delay for Stage 2. Stay tuned!

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    MERS Outbreak Hits Prairie State

    Of the three recent cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States, two have occurred in Illinois. Learn what physicians need to know about MERS reporting requirements.

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    Are You Safe from Medical Lawsuits When Volunteering?

    Certain protections to guard against medical litigation are in place for those physicians who volunteer their time and talents to care for others. These ISMS medical legal guides explain.

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    Find Promising Opportunities, Qualified Candidates

    If you're looking for a new position or wish to fill one in your practice, rely on the ISMS Career Center. This nationwide, online resource features thousands of listings for physicians, health care professionals and medical office staff.

    There are no fees for job seekers, and ISMS member offices receive the discounted rate of $115 to post a job opening for 30 days ($400 for non-members) and $175 for 60 days ($500 for non-members).

    Start looking today and learn more about our many ISMS Benefit Partners.

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