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  • Congress Must Pass Legislation to Protect Patients from Unexpected Gaps in Health Insurance Coverage

    Last week ISMS joined 100 other state and national medical organizations to urge Congress to pass a balanced legislative solution to protect patients from unanticipated (“surprise”) medical bills.

    These surprises occur when patients receive care from out-of-network physicians or other healthcare professionals due to gaps in patients’ health insurance coverage.



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  • Strengthening the Step Therapy Exception Review Process

    Remember the days of having no recourse when an insurer’s step therapy process prevented your patients from receiving the right prescription or treatment?

    Step therapy is a cost-control method used by health insurers which forces patients to try cheaper prescriptions or treatment alternatives before a physician’s recommended solution can be considered for coverage.

    ISMS has long fought for reforms to reduce this suffering. With the help of our advocacy, there are exceptions to insurer step therapy policies. 


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  • Sharing a Medical Office with Another Practice? Here’s What You Need to Know

    If you’re planning to join the growing trend of two or more medical practices providing services out of the same office, it's important to be aware of concerns associated with this type of arrangement – including liability and compliance considerations.

    ISMS offers a medical legal guideline that covers liability and regulatory compliance considerations involved in this practice arrangement, along with the potential pitfalls of many shared-space agreements. 


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  • Save the Date: The Next ISMS Annual Meeting Will Be April 17-19

    Join your peers from around Illinois to lead change, network and learn more about healthcare policy at our next ISMS Annual Meeting, taking place April 17-19, 2020, in Springfield

    The focus of this year's meeting is to provide Illinois physicians with concrete, actionable information they can bring back with them when they return to their practice setting. 

    ISMS is the leader in healthcare policy creation in Springfield, and this meeting helps shape our present and future advocacy priorities. 

    Lead the future of patient care in Illinois!


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  • November 6 Webinar: Physician Well-Being and Burnout

    CME available

    The healthcare environment is demanding and physicians and other clinicians are at high risk for burnout – a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. 

    Join ISMS’ free webinar on November 6 at noon to learn how to identify burnout, how burnout affects you and the entire healthcare system, and what can be done about it at both the individual and organizational level.

    Register for the webinar today! 




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