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  • ISMS Medicaid Managed Care Survey Highlights Physicians' Concerns

    The state’s initiative to transition the majority of Illinois Medicaid patients to managed care organizations (MCOs) is causing significant confusion and unease among both health care professionals and patients.

    As a result, ISMS conducted the ISMS Medicaid Managed Care Survey, which brought to light the frustrations and hassles experienced by health care professionals as a result of the transition to MCOs. The survey findings show that improvement is needed in four key areas.

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  • Election Results Report from IMPAC

    The Illinois State Medical Society Political Action Committee (IMPAC) spent a significant amount of financial resources during this election cycle, focusing on several key races.

    With your support and generous contributions to IMPAC, many physician-friendly candidates were successful in their election efforts to Illinois’ 100th General Assembly.


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  • Physicians Must Now Report Ransomware Attacks as a Breach – or Face Hefty Fines

    Ransomware attacks or "data kidnapping" are some of the biggest threats facing health information security today. In fact, since early 2016, there have been 4,000 ransomware attacks each day – with nearly 50 percent of those related to health care.

    Physicians need to be aware of a recent change to HIPAA privacy rules concerning ransomware.

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  • Need Help Deciphering Illinois' Medical Cannabis Law? Access ISMS' Updated Resource

    ISMS has revised our Medical Cannabis medical legal guideline to comply with changes to Illinois law.

    ISMS-backed changes in the law impact the process of physicians certifying patients for medical cannabis. New qualifying conditions were also added to the roster of debilitating medical conditions.

    It is important to note physicians must now use a new form to certify patients.


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  • Passionate About Educating the Next Generation of Physicians?

    Residency WEB

    Join your GME colleagues at the 2016 Residency Program Directors' Meeting, December 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ISMS headquarters in Chicago.

    Watch a brief video to find out why YOU should attend Illinois’ premier GME event!

    Learn more and register today. Significant discount for ISMS members; CME offered.

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