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    Are Illinois patients getting a raw deal on their health insurance? Learn more by watching ISMS’ YouTube video.

    Read ISMS’ position papers on House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 70.

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  • Illinois Patients Should Get Real Coverage When They Buy Health Insurance

    Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who have purchased health insurance plans on the individual market or enrolled in network plans by other means are now facing "narrow" or "tiered" networks. In other words, surprise! The networks only include an extremely limited number of health care professionals and facilities. 

    ISMS is working to enact consumer protections at the state level with the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act (House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 70).

    View ISMS' video


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  • Besieged by a Breach? Access ISMS’ Resource for Help

    Do you know what to do in the event of a breach involving patients’ medical records?  

    When a breach happens and the security or privacy of protected health information (PHI) is compromised, you must adhere to federal and state reporting requirements.   


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  • Last Gasp for Medicare Meaningful Use! Don’t Forget to Attest By February 28

    Perhaps you’re focused on 2017 requirements to avoid a future penalty with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    But don’t forget – you’ll still need to close the loop on your participation in the Meaningful Use (MU) program to avoid a payment adjustment in 2018. 


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  • Don't Get Dropped - Renew Your ISMS Membership Before February 1

    Members who have not renewed their ISMS membership for 2017 will have their benefits discontinued on Feb. 1, 2017.

    Don’t delay – RENEW TODAY!

    Renew online, or call the Division of Membership at 800-782-4767 ext. 1900.


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  • Should You Email Lawmakers … or Call Them? Hint: Pick Up the Phone

    A former congressional staffer recently pulled back the curtains on how to get lawmakers’ attention on important issues.

    Is calling better than emailing?  What about tweets and other social posts?

    Here’s how to get your voice gets heard in Springfield and Washington.


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