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  • New Law to Curb Predatory PBM Practices in Illinois

    House Bill 465 was recently signed into law by Governor Pritzker – the first legislation in Illinois to provide oversight of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). 

    The new law will curb predatory practices, address the rising costs of prescription drugs and establish transparency for pharmacy benefit managers. 


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  • Let Your EHR Talk to the PMP for You!

    Are you using PMPnow? 

    Save time and access the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) via a service called PMPnow. 

    This free service allows your electronic health record system to automatically send requests to the PMP. Patient information is then viewable within seconds inside your EHR. 



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  • Death Toll Stands at 6 Among Those Who Recently Vaped

    Cases of respiratory illness among individuals who had a recent history of vaping continue to rise at an alarming rate across the country.

    At press time, the death toll stood at six individuals, with 450 possible cases in 33 states and one territory – all tied to the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices to inhale aerosolized liquid.

    Last month Illinois reported the very first death in the United States of a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping.

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  • ISMS Webinars to Cover Price Transparency, Troublesome Modifiers 25 & 59

    Check out these upcoming webinars, FREE to members and their staff! 

    Price Transparency: Understanding the Patient's Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    Learn how you can help your patients better understand their out-of-pocket expenses. 
    September 18 | Noon to 12:30 p.m.

    Register now.

    Avoid the Modifier Morass: The Proper Use of Common Modifiers for Medicare Billing
    This webinar will cover how to distinguish modifier 25 from modifier 59, and the effective use of these commonly confused modifiers.
    September 19 | Noon to 1 p.m.

    Register now.


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  • Register Now for ISMIE’s November 1 Symposium

    You’re invited to attend ISMIE’s Risk Management Symposium on November 1 in Lombard.

    This year’s theme is “Emerging Risks: Navigating What’s Next.” The all-day program will feature outstanding speakers presenting on hot topics, such as cannabis, macro-level healthcare trends, big data, opioids, physician wellness and more.

    ISMS members can register for an early-bird price of $99 before October 1.

    Individual physicians and clinicians insured with ISMIE may attend for free, and eligible policyholders may earn a premium discount.

    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    ISMIE Mutual is the Illinois State Medical Society's endorsed carrier. 




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