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  • On July 1, Illinois Will Enter YEAR THREE as the State With No Budget

    For the third year in a row, Illinois lawmakers ended the spring legislative session without enacting a state budget. Illinois’s monstrous mound of unpaid bills – which includes an estimated $7 billion owed for health care – will continue to grow.  

    Throughout the session, the budget impasse made it more difficult for legislation to move. Even so, ISMS worked hard on your behalf and was successful on many fronts. The legislature now enters a June overtime session.

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  • Do You Know What to Do If You Receive a Subpoena?

    Augh – the dreaded subpoena.

    For physicians, a subpoena usually means a lawsuit involving a patient, former patient or another doctor’s practice.

    If you receive a subpoena, you must respond in an acceptable way or risk being held in contempt of court.  


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  • A Simple Tool Can Help Prevent Opioid Abuse. Are You Using it?

    You won’t want to miss an upcoming webinar about how to help combat opioid overprescribing and misuse by accessing a powerful free resource: the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

    This webinar will take place on June 20 at noon, and be presented by Randy Malan, the clinical director of Illinois' PMP.


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  • Streamline Your Credentialing Process

    Attention solo and small practice physician members

    According to a 2014 survey, the average doctor completes an astonishing 17.8 credentialing and health plan enrollment applications annually!

    To make life easier for our members, we recently added a credentials verification organization to our roster of Benefit Partners. Introducing "ISMS Credentialing and Enrollment Services, Powered by 3WON." 


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  • You Are a Vital Part of ISMS

    Organizations of all types, but especially professional associations like ISMS, thrive on clarity of purpose. All our passion and expertise won't add up to much if they are not focused on well-understood and worthwhile objectives.

    In my inaugural speech to the ISMS House of Delegates in April, I said that we should be insistent when stating our goals, persistent in restating our convictions and consistent in our statements to strengthen our position. I’d like to take this opportunity to lay out what those goals, convictions and statements are, as I see them.


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