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  • MORE Medicaid Patients with Hepatitis C Will Now Have Access to Life-Saving Medications

    The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced a rule change on Nov. 5, 2018:

    Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) therapy that cures Hepatitis C will now be covered for ALL Illinois Medicaid patients, regardless of the patient’s stage of liver damage.

    That means about 7,000 more patients will have access to medications that cure Hep C under HFS’ new policy. 

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  • An Order of Protection Regarding One of Your Patients Just Arrived. Now What?

    A section of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which addresses notice of orders of protection, now applies to situations in which a health care facility or doctor has received a certified copy of an order of protection regarding a patient. 

    If you receive such a notice, you must comply with the order of protection by restricting access to medical records of the protected patient, while also avoiding any harmful behavior by the alleged offender.

    ISMS offers a newly updated medical legal guideline, outlining what doctors need to know about these legal orders.

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  • FREE 8-Hour MAT Waiver Training Now Available Online for Physicians

    Providers' Clinical Support System (PCSS) has developed a new 8-hour Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver course that is being offered online at no cost. 

    PCSS’ goal is to make it easy for physicians to get the training they need to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder.

    Will you have any downtime over the holidays? 

    Take the course and become a waived physician!  

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  • Medical Corporation License Deadline Approaches; New Law Will Impact Licensure Cycle

    Medical corporations, limited liability companies, and professional service corporations in Illinois are required by law to be licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). 

    Regardless of the date on which the license was issued, corporate licenses must adhere to IDFPR's license renewal schedule – which recently changed. 

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  • ISMS’ Popular Resource Is the Perfect “Ice Breaker” for Discussing Advance Care Planning

    Let's face it – it never seems like the perfect time to talk about future health care wishes with your patients. 

    Need an "ice breaker"?

    ISMS offers a FREE resource that can help start the conversation on advance care planning.  

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