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  • Cash Starting to Flow to Illinois’ Unpaid Bills – But “Backlog” Still Alive and Well

    If you treat Medicaid patients, and/or state government workers and retirees covered under the State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP), there may be some relief in sight regarding Illinois' logjam of unpaid claims.

    A $6 billion bond sale last month has been the impetus for the State of Illinois to start paying off part of its $16.7 billion heap of past-due bills.

    While this is positive news, the state estimates that with these new payments the 25-month backlog for claims submitted in the SEGIP will now be reduced to 12 months.



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  • ISMS Resource Demystifies the Roles, Responsibilities of Medical Assistants

    Medical assistants are not licensed in Illinois, and have no practice act or administrative rules. Exactly what medical assistants can and cannot do is often confusing.

    That's why ISMS developed a new medical legal guideline, which outlines the function of medical assistants and clarifies their tasks.



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  • Earn Exclusive Savings with Your Member Perks Program! (Psst: You’re Already Enrolled)

    ISMS' Member Perks Program is an exclusive benefit of membership which provides you with discounts on more than 300,000 different events, restaurants, hotel rooms, rental cars, movie tickets, oil changes and other unique savings opportunities.

    In fact, you could save as much as $4,500 per year!




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  • Don't Miss the Graduate Medical Education Event of the Year

    CME offered 

    Join the Illinois graduate medical education community and hear from national experts at the 2017 Residency Program Directors' Meeting, December 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ISMS headquarters in Chicago. 

    Residents and fellows are also welcome to attend.

    Significant discount for ISMS members.

    Learn more and register today!


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  • Join the ISMS Leadership Team!

    If you are interested in becoming an ISMS officer for 2018-2019 or serving on the AMA delegation, applications will be accepted by the nominating committee through Dec. 29, 2017, at 4:45 p.m. 

    Officer and AMA positions include: 

    • President-elect (three-year commitment)
    • Vice President
    • Secretary-Treasurer
    • Speaker of the House of Delegates
    • Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates
    • Illinois Delegates to the AMA (four slots) (two-year term)
    • Illinois Alternate Delegates to the AMA (four slots) (two-year term)



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