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  • Almost 1 Million People in United States Are Believed to Be Affected by Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

    An estimated 60,000 to 100,000 Americans die each year of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PE) in the United States. 

    For 25 percent of people, the first symptom of PE is sudden death. Another 10 percent to 30 percent die within one month of being diagnosed with this condition. While the exact number of people affected by DVT and PE each year is unknown, it is estimated to be around 900,000.

    To help health professionals navigate these life threatening health issues, ISMS offers an educational on-demand course. FREE for ISMS members and their staffs. CME offered.


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  • In Just 6 Years, Every American’s Personal Health Data Will Have Been Compromised at Least Once

    Health data breaches expose sensitive details about patients – not only their name, address and phone number, but often their diagnosis and any test results, too!

    From a legal standpoint, do you know what to do in the event of a breach involving patients' medical records?  

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  • Get Ready! New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon to Illinois Beneficiaries; MBI Look-Up Tool Now Available

    Postal carriers will soon be delivering new Medicare ID cards to beneficiaries in the Prairie State.

    The expected 60 million new Medicare cards for the entire country are being mailed in phases by geographic location. Illinois’ mailing is set for after June 2018.  

    MBI look-up tool now available: The new cards will have a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). You’ll be able to search for your Medicare patient’s MBI with this new tool. 


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  • Registration is Open for ISMS Women Physicians Forum Event

    Women physicians face unique challenges, particularly when moving into leadership positions. Addressing work/life balance, pay disparities and other issues is critical to the future of the physician workforce.

    That’s why ISMS is proud to present the Illinois Women Physicians Forum on September 22.

    Women Leaders: Apply now for AMA scholarships worth up to $10,000 to support research about women in medicine! Scholarship applications must be received before 5 p.m. (CST) on July 31, 2018.


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  • $15 Million in ISMIE Dividends Will Begin Distribution to Policyholders on July 1

    ISMIE Mutual is pleased to announce that $15 million in dividends will be distributed to eligible policyholders as policies renew on/after July 1, 2018.

    This 2018 dividend marks the 12th consecutive year of distribution. Since 2007, a total of $240.2 million has been paid out to policyholders.  

    The dividends will be automatically applied as a premium credit at the time of policy renewals. 




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