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  • Highlights of New Laws Related to Medicine – Effective January 1

    Illinois kicked off 2020 with more than 250 new laws!

    Here are some of notable health-related bills that took effect January 1.



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  • January 17 Deadline: Feds Seek Your Feedback on Controversial Executive Order

    On Oct. 3, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled "Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors." 

    Elements of this order are widely interpreted as supporting independent practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs).

    CMS seeks physician input on this proposal, which includes provisions that could weaken or even lead to the elimination of supervision requirements for non-physician healthcare professionals in the Medicare program.

    CALL TO ACTIONPlease  send an email to CMS with your comments by Jan. 17, 2020


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  • Do You Really Want Patients to See Your Family Vacation Photos?

    A recent survey found that 54% of millennials and 42% of all adults are or would like to be friends with or follow their healthcare professionals on social media.

    However, interacting with patients on social media could make it very challenging for you to maintain necessary boundaries.

    Ensure that you are protecting your patients' interests and applying principles of ethical medicine when using social media by consulting ISMS' medical legal guideline, which includes policies to help guide you. 




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  • Sign Up to Receive ISMS Legislative Alerts Via Text

    During the legislative session, ISMS occasionally calls on our members to contact lawmakers on important issues.

    If you want to receive "Call to Action" text alerts from ISMS on key legislative issues, text IL DOCS to 50457.

    Once you opt in, you’ll receive occasional text alerts that include a link with details about the issue and how to contact your individual lawmaker(s).  

    All ISMS members currently receive email action alerts. If you inadvertently opted out and want to receive email alerts again, let us know


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  • ISMIE Mutual
    A message from ISMIE Mutual, the Illinois State Medical Society endorsed medical liability insurance carrier. Our Passion Protects Yours For more than four decades, ISMIE Mutual has led the Illinois medical
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