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  • Advocacy

    Scope of Practice

    Scope of Practice

    Every legislative session brings renewed efforts to grant greater practice privileges to allied health providers. Allowing non-physician health practitioners to expand their scope of practice through legislation rather than through education and training is not good public policy for improving access to quality care. A well-run clinical team requires successful coordination among physicians and other healthcare professionals.
    Medical Practice Mandates

    Medical Practice Mandates

    All too often proposed legislative remedies for problems center around new medical practice mandates. However clinical practice guidelines – of which there are now over 7500 – are never put forth to be codified into law. Such mandates only compromise physicians’ ability to provide appropriate patient-centered care.
    Physician Payment Issues

    Physician Payment Issues

    Elimination of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in 2015 was a giant leap forward for Medicare reform. The law paves the way for important payment reforms – including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that is under development and is intended to streamline the various reporting programs for physicians. Shaping the MIPS so that it fixes the problems of the current system and is beneficial for both physicians and patients is now at the heart of Medicare reform efforts.
    Physician-Patient Relationship

    Physician-Patient Relationship

    The doctor-patient relationship is sacred – the foundation of medical ethics. And it is regularly under assault, especially from insurers who regularly tinker with coverages, narrow networks and add barriers. The sheer hassle factor is inexcusably frustrating for both physicians and patients.

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  • Member Opportunities

    DCMS Board Approves Membership Policy Change

    The DCMS Board of Directors approved changes to the Society's Group Membership policy that liberalize the definition of a group and offer more substantial dues savings.Realizing that the Society's existing group membership policy did not align well with the realities of today's medical practice ownership models, the Board approved changes proposed by the Executive Committee to now define a group as simply ten or more physicians who choose to align themselves as a collective unit for membership purposes. Previously a group was "an economically-integrated 10-person or more physician group." The Group Dues discount would be applied as follows:
    10-24 members 10 percent discount
    25-49 members 25 percent discount
    50+ members 33 percent discount

    DCMS Offers Disability Income Program for Members

    DCMS now offers a Disability Income Program, available exclusively to members. The program has Guaranteed Level Premiums and is tailored to your specific needs. The definition of disability is “your own occupation” and the program is available with a 20% discount over similar plans. Available only to Society members, the DCMS Disability Income Program plan has many other high quality features; and you can learn more by contacting the program administrator Irv Siegel at 312.714.1714. Of course there is no cost or obligation in receiving information about this plan.

    Assure Your Financial Security While Supporting Our DuPage Medical Society Foundation

    DuPage County Medical Society and MEDIQUS Asset Advisors have teamed up to bolster your future and the DuPage Medical Society Foundation. In exchange for a donation to the Foundation, MEDIQUS will provide you with a second opinion on your financial plan free of cost. This is a value of over $375!

    Has it been years since you've completed a financial review? Wondering if you are still on track to reach your retirement goals? Do you question if you could be getting better returns on your investments? Are your assets at risk in the event you get sued for malpractice? Simply want a second opinion on your advisor's strategy?

    MEDIQUS will complete a comprehensive review of your financial strategy, providing honest advice on how you may be able to improve your financial health. Your donation will go toward supporting the mission of our DuPage Medical Society Foundation.

    Contact: Jeff Witz at MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc., 312.419.3733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Public Health

    Public Health

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