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  • May 31 Marks Important Deadline For The General Assembly

    Springfield lawmakers head down the deal-making stretch: 

    We are days away from an important deadline for Illinois’ General Assembly. Under Illinois law the regular session runs through the end of May.  Beginning June 1, a supermajority of votes is required to pass legislation, so there is added urgency to pass bills in the coming days. As the regular session winds down, many unknowns remain in the capitol. Here’s a breakdown of what we know as we went to press:

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  • Be Sure You Know Illinois Law for Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

    Mandatory reporters are required to report to DCFS when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected. Physicians and residents are among those required to report.

    But what happens if you fail to report? And are physicians immune from civil, criminal and other liability if they report or participate in an investigation?


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  • Global Ransomware Attacks Sound the Alarm for Illinois Physicians

    Learn about required HIPAA rules pertaining to ransomware & how to safeguard your data

    Just two weeks ago, unknown hackers orchestrated the world’s biggest cyberattack in recent history, reaching more than 200,000 organizations in 150 countries.

    Physicians need to be aware of new HIPAA privacy rules specific to ransomware that took effect July 2016. Physicians must now report ransomware attacks as a breach or face hefty fines.

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  • Get the Latest on Illinois’ Medicaid Managed Care Program

    Earlier this week, more than 200 participants joined a live webinar covering the latest scoop on Illinois’ rebid of the Medicaid managed care program. Now ISMS members and their staff may access this free on-demand program

    CME offered. 

    (ISMS member login required to view)


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  • Making Progress Against the Opioid Epidemic

    Opioid infographic

    Post this infographic on your practice website, share via social media, or hang in your exam rooms.

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