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  • Backlog of Workers’ Comp Medical Bills STILL Significantly Delayed to Doctors, Hospitals

    ISMS has again communicated to Gov. Rauner the urgent need to sign Senate Bill 904 into law! 

    This legislation is critically needed by Illinois physicians, each of whom supports an average of 17 jobs in our state. 

    Workers’ comp medical bills often remain unpaid for years at a time. Currently, there is no avenue available for doctors to collect interest for late payments, and no penalty for not paying in a timely fashion.

    Call to Action: Please call the governor's Chicago office and urge him to sign Senate Bill 904 into law!

    Governor Bruce Rauner
    312-814-2121


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  • Recognizing Physician Impairment and Helping Colleagues in Need

    CME offered

    It can be challenging to recognize when a colleague, or even yourself, may be impaired or need treatment for a substance use disorder.

    Did you know there is a confidential treatment program available to physicians?

    Learn more with ISMS’ on-demand course, The Impaired Physician. The course also covers policies, regulations, treatment resources and laws that impose a duty to report impaired colleagues who may be treating patients.

    The course is FREE for ISMS members and their staffs; the cost for all others is $50.


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  • 'I Want to Die Naturally, With Only Comfort Care'

    A living will is one type of advance directive that ensures life-sustaining treatment will not be imposed on patients who might not want it.

    Illinois law gives individuals the right to execute a living will, instructing their physician to withhold or withdraw death-delaying procedures in the event of a terminal illness.

    Learn more with ISMS' medical legal guideline on living wills.

    ISMS also offers other resources for physicians on advance directives.


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  • Each Year, Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

    Check out ISMS’  infographic

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  • Weigh In on the Proposed Changes to Medicare’s E/M Reimbursement and Documentation!

    Before you provide input, get the inside scoop on Medicare’s proposed rule. Listen in on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the learning event, "Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics." 

    Medicare experts will cover the three major provisions of the proposed rule including significant restricting of E/M documentation and reimbursement. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.


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