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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Congressman Sean Casten Meeting

COVID-19 Presentation:  Presented by Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Divisions of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology at Northwestern University. He is currently on leave of absence from the medical school to work as an epidemiologist in the Illinois Department of Public Health to help them understand the number of Illinois residents infected with COVID-19 and predict how long the outbreak will last. He and his team of epidemiologists discussed the following:  workforce development, epidemiological trends, and outbreak cluster detection.

COVID-19 Presentation.mp4

ISMS Legislative Updates with Erin O'Brien Playback audio_only.m4a

 (Slides EOB presentation for Kane County.pptx)

Lessons from a COVID-19 Hotspot

On Wednesday, June 24th Dr. Vidya Mandiyan, MD and Deborah Rehder, PharmD presented "Lessons from a COVID-19 Hotspot" highlighting patient cases and treatment options being used as the virus continues to unfold. A recording of the presentation along with the accompanying slides is available. To access the presentation,  click on the program title. 

Lessons from a COVID-19 Hotspot: What Physicians Are Learning from Cases in Kane County

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is changing on a daily basis. The Kane County Medical Society is providing links to important information and data to help keep you informed.

From ISMS:

THREE Sources of Financial Relief Are Available for Physicians Affected by COVID-19

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) – Apply by October 31

·     Physicians who participate in Medicaid can apply for financial assistance by submitting an online application though the HFS CARES Funding Portal.

·     IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Be sure to review the portal for eligibility criteria.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – No Application Deadline Announced

·     Healthcare professionals can be reimbursed with federal funds for testing uninsured patients for COVID-19 and treating uninsured patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis for services provided on or after Feb. 4, 2020.

·     Find out how to request claims reimbursement electronically; view Frequently Asked Questions.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Apply by November 6

·     Under the New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding – General Distribution allocation, health professionals who have already received CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments can apply for additional funding.

·     To apply, submit your TIN and financial information to the CARES Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.

If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team by email.

A Physicians' Guide to COVID-19 

CDC Information Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities 

Information on the CARES Act

Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Illinois Department of Public Health

Kane County Health Department

ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for COVID-19 April 1, 2020 -September 30, 2020

Information on Telehealth

IDFPR Relaxes Rules for Retired Physicians and PA's 

Physicians and physician assistants whose licenses are expired, inactive or non-renewed for less than three years can have them restored temporarily for no fee or continuing education requirement to work under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Department of Public Health or in a long-term care facility, hospital or federally qualified health center.

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In Case You Missed It

The Kane County Medical Society recently hosted a learning event featuring John Perryman, MD who spoke about a physicians' proposed plan for a national health plan. Dr. Perryman offered a refreshing look and a down to earth explanation of the idea of expanding healthcare for more Americans.  

If you weren't able to join the discussion in March you can hear Dr. Perryman's entire conversation here. 

Medicare for All Explained

President's Message



Medical Managers

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