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  • One for the Win Column: ISMS-Supported Step Therapy Reforms Now in Effect!

    If you’ve ever had to go through an insurer’s step therapy process to get your patients on the right prescription or treatment, here’s good news!

    Rules are now in place to require that Illinois health insurers maintain a medical exceptions process that mandates step therapy exception review. Step therapy is a cost-control method used by health insurers that forces patients to try cheaper prescriptions or treatment alternatives before a physician’s recommended solution can be considered for coverage.


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  • Virtual Reference Committee Now Open; Register for the Annual Meeting and HOD

    The Virtual Reference Committee Forum is open!

    All ISMS members may submit testimony online in advance of the 2018 ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD), taking place April 20-22 in Oak Brook.

    If you haven’t yet, be sure to register for the meeting online by April 6 or register via the hotline by April 18


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  • Enable Students to Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer

    Watch an interview with ISMS President Nestor A. Ramirez, MD, MPH, regarding House Bill 4685. This bill would ensure that students can access sunscreen while on school property. 

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  • Celebrating Illinois Physicians on Doctors' Day, March 30.

    Today is Doctors' Day – a day of recognition for everything doctors do for their patients! Thank you for your commitment to medicine. 

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  • Congratulations to All M4s Who Matched! Here's a Valuable Resource for Your Future

    As you will be heading off to your residency program soon, download ISMS' new resource, Starting Your Career: A Guide for New Physicians in Illinois.

    The resource is designed to educate new physicians about a variety of issues they do not typically learn about in training, including contracting, credentialing, reimbursement and medical liability insurance. We also offer perspective on career development.

    Access the resource today!




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