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  • More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Access to Mental Health Treatment!

    The physician and medical student members of ISMS are urging Gov. Rauner to sign Senate Bill 1707 to increase patients' access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

    The bill would help address the opioid crisis by expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which ISMS strongly supports. 


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  • BCBSIL Will Automatically 'Edit' ANY Claim with Modifiers -25 and -59 for Review

    ISMS is hearing from some members that clean claims are being automatically "edited" for review by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) for services when modifiers -25 and -59 are used.

    If the claim cannot be validated and appears to be used incorrectly, the claim for the modifier will be denied.

    Here's what to do if your claims with these modifiers are being denied.


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  • ISMS Is Changing Our Membership Structure

    In an effort to serve Illinois physicians more effectively, ISMS is making significant changes. At our recent Annual Meeting, your ISMS House of Delegates authorized a membership pilot, which alters ISMS’ membership structure to bring you more choice, flexibility and value.  

    The changes will also impact our Annual Meeting, policy process and governance.

    We are excited for what the future holds, for every ISMS member.


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  • Find Out How to Avoid Liability When Parting With a Patient

    A physician-patient relationship is established when a physician agrees to render care for a patient – generally as soon as an appointment has been made.

    But how does a physician part ways with a patient? 

    Make sure you know how to say "good bye" in compliance with Illinois law by accessing ISMS’ medical legal guideline.


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  • Just Starting Your Professional Career? Bringing in New Physicians to Your Practice?

    If you are launching your professional career or adding a new doctor to your practice, download ISMS' Starting Your Career: A Guide for New Physicians in Illinois

    This resource is designed to educate physicians new to Illinois and graduating residents about a variety of issues they do not typically learn about in training, such as contracting, credentialing, reimbursement and medical liability insurance. The guide also offers perspective on career development.

    Doctors resuming a medical practice in Illinois will also find this resource valuable. 




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