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Thriving During COVID-19 in 2021

The good news for the start of 2021 and the end of 2020, one of the most challenging periods in recent history, is that COVID-19 vaccinations are underway across the country and worldwide. 

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization

Clinical trials have indicated that a single dose of the vaccine had an efficacy rate of up to 72%.

Are Your Patients with COVID-19 Eligible for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment?

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 may qualify to receive monoclonal antibody treatment (casirivimab and imdevimab)

Call to Action: Urge Veto of Outrageous Prejudgment Interest Bill

Thank you to the nearly 1,500 Illinois doctors and health professionals who contacted Governor Pritzker to urge his veto of House Bill 3360!

New Law Capping Out-of-Pocket Insulin Costs Took Effect January 1

This law applies to all patients using a state-regulated commercial insurance plan.

More Illinoisans Now Eligible for Vaccine; Hands-on Help for Small Businesses Coming

The entire state of Illinois began Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations on January 25

Survey Finds Burnout Among Doctors Remains High During COVID-19

ISMIE is committed to supporting its policyholders with wellness-related services during these most challenging times.

ISMIE Offers Insights to Help Mitigate Risk for General Surgery

After an analysis of more than a decade of general surgery claims data, ISMIE has identified the top five liability risk factors.

New Billing Guidance for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Patients

New billing guidance for enrolled physicians that includes current procedure codes and rates for COVID-19 vaccines and administration.

New Year Brings Opportunities to Reduce Your Practice Risk

Risk Rewards program offers variety of educational approaches, potential savings

ACOG Offers Guidance on Vaccinating Against COVID-19 While Pregnant

Information and recommendations will evolve as more data are collected about these vaccines and their use in specific populations.

Survey Identifies Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth

Majority of almost 1,600 respondents said telehealth made it possible for them to provide quality care for their patients during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Elective Surgery Delays Cost Hospitals Billions

Researchers estimate that U.S. hospitals lost more than $22 billion in potential revenues tied to cancellations of elective surgeries.

Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in Illinois General Assembly

The use of prior authorization has exploded in recent years as a cost-cutting measure by health plans at the expense of patient care.

What Has Changed in 2021 Related to Medical Records?

Each year, changes take effect pertaining to charges for copies of medical records.

February is American Heart Month

Cardiologists are on the front lines of treating patients with heart disease and ISMIE has the backs of those physicians providing frontline care.

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