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CMS to Consider Advance Payment Applications for Medicare Part B Due to Change Healthcare’s Cyberattack 

As a result of the Feb. 21, 2024, cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary, Change Healthcare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will now consider applications for advance payments for Medicare Part B. CMS is already considering applications for accelerated payments for Medicare Part A. These advance payments are being made to assist with cash flow issues that may be caused by the disruption in claims submission or claims processing associated with the Change Healthcare’s cyberattack.

Previously, CMS had also directed Medicare Administrative Contractors, including NGS, to expedite actions needed for providers to change the clearinghouse they use and to accept paper claims if providers need to use that method.

CMS recognizes that many Medicaid providers are also deeply affected by the cyberattack and continues to monitor and assess the impact of the malicious activity overall.

All affected providers should reach out to health plans and other payers for assistance with the disruption.

Learn more. Information about the status of restoration of services after the Change Healthcare cyberattack is available on the UnitedHealthGroup website.

NGS is hosting chat sessions for practices adversely impacted by the Change Healthcare’s cyberattack. Register now for one of the sessions below:

Let’s Chat Open Forum: Change Healthcare/Optum Payment Disruption Accelerated/Advance Payment Program

March 20 | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (CT)


March 21 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT)


If you have questions, please contact NGS


Navigating the Complexities of Patients with Sepsis, Reducing Mortality Rates 

CME is available

With sepsis being a potentially life-threatening condition demanding prompt and accurate intervention, sepsis education for healthcare professionals is key. Early detection and treatment are critical to ensure successful patient outcomes.

Join ISMS' webinar for up-to-date knowledge on early recognition, appropriate antibiotic administration and timely interventions to treat sepsis. It is well recognized that given the advancement in sepsis research, informed healthcare professionals can be better positioned to navigate the complexities of sepsis, reduce mortality rates and mitigate long-term consequences for their patients.

Sepsis and the Continuum of Care

Thursday, March 21 | Noon to 1 p.m. (CT)

This webinar is available at no cost for ISMS members and their employed staff.

Register today!

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


Register Now for the ISMS Annual Meeting!

Registration deadline is April 3 at 4:45 p.m.

ISMS will hold its 2024 Annual Meeting in a hybrid format on April 6-7, 2024, and ALL ISMS members are welcome to register to attend!

The option to attend in person has closed as capacity has been reached for in-person participants. If you would like to be considered on our waiting list, please: 1) register for the virtual option and 2) send us an email.

Please register for the meeting by the deadline of April 3 at 4:45 p.m.

Once again, CME presentations on current hot topics will be offered (in person and virtual):

The State of Illinois’ Public Health

Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health

Will ChatGPT replace me? The promise and perils of AI in Clinical Medicine

Abel Kho, MD, Director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Physician Leadership: Pearls and Pitfalls

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F, Former Dean at Midwestern University School of Medicine

Register today! | View the meeting agenda. I Download the meeting handbook.

If you have any questions, please send us an email or call 312-853-4745.

Meet KCMS Resident Member and 2023 Scholarship Recipient



Brittany Hsu, D.O. was born in New York City and raised in Long Island, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her master’s degree at Tufts University. Prior to medical school, she did clinical research and joined FoodCorps/AmeriCorps to teach nutrition classes to middle and elementary school students. She attended the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine where she continued doing research in cardiology and at Northwestern PM&R. She was involved with health policy through her local medical society and was a delegate for Nassau County at the Medical Society of the State of New York 2023 Conference. Recently, she moved to the Chicagoland area to start her family medicine residency at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center at Delnor Hospital. She is excited to continue residency and serve the patients of Kane County.
Congratulations on winning the 2023 KCMS Scholarship!

Career Options and Financial Arrangements for Young Physicians

Wednesday, March 22nd - Informative panel discussion about employment options with the following physicians sharing their expertise. 

KCMS President Speaks to IMSA Students

KCMS President, Dr. John Davine,  speaks to IMSA students interested in medicine.

2023-2024 KCMS Business Supporters

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Event Playback - Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy & Medical Management of Radiologic Casualties 6/8/2022

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Event Playback - Physician Employment - Legal Discussion 2/2/2022

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Event Playback - Appropriate opioid narcotic dosing. How to keep your medical license and effectively help patients with painful conditions on 1/19/2022

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Event Playback - Opioid Use Disorder in Kane County on 5/20/2021

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