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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.
February 21, 2014
In this Issue

  • Prepare Now: ICD-10-CM Compliance Still Mandated for October 1
    Despite organized medicine's best efforts to advocate for a delay, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving full steam ahead with its October 1 implementation deadline for ICD-10-CM.

  • UPDATED Medical Legal Guides: Authority of Illinois PAs, APNs to Diagnose and Prescribe
    Due to the complex rules within Illinois law regarding relationships among health care team members, collaboration and supervision may at times be challenging.

  • Keep Pace with Relentless Changes in Medicine
    Physicians are busy caring for patients, yet they must also keep up with the non-stop changes that impact their profession. That's why ISMS is offering the live seminar Keeping Pace: Strategies for Medical Practice in 2014 and Beyond.

  • Stop the Backlog of Medicare Appeals
    ISMS joins 97 state and national medical societies to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to find an immediate solution to the backlog of Medicare appeals.

  • Resolution Submission Deadline for House of Delegates is March 11
    The ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates will take place April 25-27, 2014, in Oak Brook. Why not help shape medical policy for the future by submitting a resolution?

  • Save, Protect and Recover Your Data - At a Discount
    Office space is expensive. So lose those cumbersome filing cabinets and secure, store and retrieve your practice data with athenahealth, an ISMS Benefit Partner specializing in the "switch to a digital office."

  • Tax Deductibility of Your ISMS Dues
    The portion of your ISMS dues for the 2013 membership year reserved for non-taxable deduction purposes is 5 percent.

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