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ISMS Weekly Rounds is a one-page update of breaking information and news issued exclusively to ISMS members. ISMS Weekly Rounds is issued via blast fax, email, and right here online.
November 22, 2013
In this Issue

  • Concealed Carry, Medical Marijuana, Join the Arsenal of ISMS Medical Legal Guidelines
    Two new medical legal guidelines, reflective of recent Illinois legislation, have just been added to the ISMS Medical Legal Library:

  • Preparing for Next Year's Elections ... Yes, Already!
    The Illinois State Medical Society Political Action Committee (IMPAC) is gearing up for the 2014 Illinois elections. The IMPAC Council will meet on December 4 to begin a review of which candidates deserve physician support in next year's elections (March 18 Primary Election; November 4 General Election).

  • Midwest Residency Program Directors Meeting; CME Offered
    Whether you are a residency program director or a physician involved in medical education, the Midwest Residency Program Directors Meeting offers the best opportunity to keep up with the latest updates happening in your field.

  • Free Opioid Course Offers CME, Available Online 24/7
    Prescription opioid abuse is a national epidemic. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for extended-release and long-acting opioid medications

  • Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Quality Reporting in 2014
    MLN Connects™ will present the next National Provider Call on Tuesday, December 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (CST), covering an overview of the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule and quality reporting options.

  • Planning to Change Your Medicare Participation Status? The Deadline is December 31
    Toward the end of each year, physicians have an opportunity to determine if they want to change their Medicare participation status for the following year. If you are planning to make a change for 2014, you must do so between now and December 31.

  • Upgrade to a Digital Office with athenahealth
    Streamline, simplify and safeguard your practice with athenahealth's physician-focused software. The benefits of a digital office include fast online billing, reduced dependency on paper and easy-to-search electronic health records.

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