ISMS Education Center |
April 14, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would shelve Illinois' home health pre-claim review demonstration (PCRD) project. As of April 1, home health claims are being handled under the normal claim processing rules, regardless of whether the claim underwent PCRD.
ISMS' advocacy opposing this project was significant. We voiced our firm opposition to CMS and the Illinois congressional delegation and helped doctors share their concerns directly with CMS and Congress.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has opened the 2017 medical license renewal process. The renewal deadline is July 31.
ISMS will again be offering renewal services. Simply call our hotline at 800-632-7478 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates will be held April 21-23, but you can weigh in on the issues now via our online Virtual Reference Committee Forum.
Members may view and submit comments on resolutions covering a variety of current topics.
Our physician members have inquired about what vaccinations or injections may legally be provided by non-physicianlicensed health care professionals in Illinois.
That’s why ISMS developed a medical legal guideline covering the categories of non-physician licensed health care professionals and what injections/vaccinations they are allowed to administer.
Encourage your patients to eliminate their supply of unused or expired prescription medications by bringing them to a legal collection site on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 29.
ISMS has developed a collection of free materials to help physicians educate their patients regarding safe medication disposal and Take-Back Day.
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