Action Required by October 15 to Avoid Certain Medicare Payment Cuts
All eligible physicians who bill Medicare and choose not to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) during the 2013 reporting period, either as an individual or as part of a group, may be subject to a 1.5 percent penalty to their Medicare reimbursements in 2015. (Those who successfully participate in PQRS may qualify for a 0.5 percent increase.)
Physicians who are not currently reporting PQRS data should register with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
2013 End of Session Legislative Report
In my travels as president of the Illinois State Medical Society, physicians ask me all the time - "What has ISMS done for me lately?"
ISMS works hard on so many fronts that the answer to this question is always changing, and physicians in different specialties, locations and modes of practice have...
ISMS Has a 'Resounding Victory in Springfield'
Doctors block bids to expand nurse, dentist roles
The Illinois State Medical Society has been hard at work representing physicians in Springfield on scope of practice issues. This spring, nurses, dentists, and psychologists asked the Illinois legislature for more authority to make medical decisions as demand is expected to increase under the federal health care law.
Eldon Trame, MD president of ISMS said, "From the position of safety, we want to make sure no one is...