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February 07, 2014
In this Issue

  • SGR Repeal Deal Reached; Funding Details Still Outstanding
    Burning the "midnight oil" earlier this week, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.

  • ISMS Urges Congress to Eliminate IPAB
    An ISMS communiqué directed to members of the U.S. House of Representatives reiterates our continued support of legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a group of 15 members, appointed by the President, with considerable power to implement damaging Medicare payment cuts in order to control health costs nationally.

  • Stay on Course as Reimbursement Models Evolve
    Keeping Pace: Strategies for Medical Practice in 2014 and Beyond is a half-day, live seminar that will cover emerging reimbursement structures and the related effects on care coordination and physician payment, how electronic health record systems can work to improve quality and efficiency in health care and much more.

  • President's Message: Keeping Pace Program Exemplifies Cutting Edge CME with Flexible Learning Options
    ISMS is excited to offer a new hybrid CME option through our Keeping Pace meeting series. On February 28 in Oak Brook and March 12 in Springfield, we are gathering a group of local and national experts to address evolutions in care coordination and how to stay ahead of the practice curve.

  • Break the Language Barrier with Translation Services - at a Discount
    Providing a translator for a patient who needs one not only ensures optimal physician/patient communication, it also ensures your compliance with regulations involving hearing impaired or non-English speaking patients.

  • It's Tax Season: Here's Good News about Your Dues
    The portion of your ISMS dues for the 2013 membership year reserved for non-taxable deduction purposes is 5 percent. Therefore, for federal income tax purposes, your dues for 2013 are 95 percent tax-deductible.

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