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  • Illinois House Pushes Budget Package Into Law!

    The Illinois House of Representatives voted yesterday to override vetoes of spending and tax increase measures, bringing the two-year budget impasse to a dramatic close.

    ISMS is reviewing the legislation and the impact it will have on Illinois physicians. The budget is complicated, with overlapping effective dates, and touches on several areas related to health care.

    We will also review the significant backlog of bills owed for state workers’ health care and report back on our findings.

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  • General Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Patients Who Purchase Health Insurance

    Illinois lawmakers cleared ISMS’ top legislative priority: the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act (NAT Act)! The measure will now be transmitted to Governor Bruce Rauner for signature.

    Patients must not have their care disrupted by being forced to abruptly switch doctors. Or receive a significantly higher bill because the care they received is no longer in-network.


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  • Just 3 Weeks Remain to Renew Your Medical & Controlled Substance Licenses

    Before you know it, the July 31 deadline to renew medical and controlled substance licenses will be here. What’s more, the cost spikes to $920 for a medical license if renewed after the deadline!

    ISMS offers members easy license renewal services through the deadline. Just call our hotline at 800-632-7478 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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  • Some Good News in MACRA’s Proposed Rule for 2018 Performance Year

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) addressed many concerns identified by physician organizations – particularly doctors in small practices.

    CMS recently unveiled the highly anticipated Quality Payment Program proposed rule for 2018, which determines payment adjustments for 2020.


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  • Ready to Advertise Your Practice? Know the Do's and Don'ts to Avoid Penalties, Discipline

    Illinois law allows physician advertising – but with some limits to ad content.

    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation closely monitors physician advertising for compliance.

    So avoid financial penalties or discipline – learn more with ISMS' medical legal guideline.


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