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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.
September 20, 2013
In this Issue

  • Act Now - HIPAA Compliance Deadline is Monday
    Physicians must comply with new HIPAA regulations by Sept. 23, 2013, in order to avoid significant penalties. If you are not yet compliant, here are HIPAA resources to check out now:

  • Your Patients WILL Have Questions about IL Marketplaces
    Here are Some Answers ... The enrollment period for Illinois' insurance exchange (or as it is now called, marketplace") opens in 10 days and patients may expect their physicians to be a resource for the new health insurance framework.

  • Next National NGS Call is September 26
    Dial in for National Government Services (NGS)' next Ask-the-Contractor teleconference on September 26 at 9:30 a.m. (CST), which will focus on the transition to Part B.

  • Fall Seminars Offer Education for Your Practice, CME - at a Discount
    The medical licensure deadline of July 2014 is less than a year away. Take advantage of these education opportunities to earn your required 150 hours of CME.

  • December 7 Marks the Graduate Medical Education Event of the Year!
    Whether you are a residency program director, or simply interested in graduate medical education, the Illinois Residency Program Directors Meeting offers the best opportunity to keep up with everything that's happening in your field.

  • Goodbye Paper, Hello Digital Office
    Want to save your practice time and money? Start by reducing its reliance on paper.

  • Two Deaths Reported in Illinois from West Nile Virus
    The first human death in Illinois for 2013 as a result of the West Nile virus was discovered in Logan County, followed a few days later by a second death in Cook County.

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