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Extraordinary Opportunity for IMS Members ...

Your IMS needs your input, your vitality and your knowledge!

Serve your IMS Colleagues by being an active leader.

Nominations are needed for: Board of Directors, Including Officers Delegates and Alternate Delegates to ISMA Nominate yourself or a colleague by calling 639-3406 or email with names and contact information.

FSSA needs feedback by 6/15 to update State Medicaid Health IT Plan

As part of participation in the federal EHR Incentive Payment Program, the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration's Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning asks all Indiana providers to participate in a five-minute survey for the purpose of identifying challenges and opportunities in health IT adoption in Indiana. Hospital administrators are asked to take the survey for hospitals; providers are asked to take the survey for providers. The deadline for survey responses is June 15, 2016. Survey responses will not be reported individually and will not be considered a commitment of any kind. Contact Amy Caron with Myers and Stauffer LC with questions.

MACRA Impact on Small Practices

In response to concerns raised by the AMA and others, CMS issued (5/13/2016) a small practice fact sheet that outlines aspects of the proposed MACRA regulation that were intended to address the needs of smaller physician practices. In particular, the document explains that the rather alarming impact table projecting a disproportionately severe impact on solo physicians and small groups is based on misleading data.

AMA staff are working to identify refinements that could be made to the proposed rule to provide further relief and assistance to smaller practices. Those will be included in our formal comments that will be submitted to CMS in late June. We have also updated the MACRA proposed rule summary that was distributed earlier. You can access the most recent version at the following link:

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About IMS

The Indianapolis Medical Society was established in 1848. We are a professional membership organization for all licensed Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy in the Indianapolis area. Our offices are located at 631 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3706; our office hours are 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Thursday. Phones are answered 24/7 by the Medical Society Exchange.

If you are a physician and want additional information on becoming a member of our organization, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: Please visit our membership page ... we want you to join us! For an application and other membership needs, use our easy online forms or download the information utilizing this link.

If you are a member of the general public and want to know if your physician is a member of Indianapolis Medical Society, or if you would like education information on your personal physician, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: or use our handy Physician Finder.

We also provide referrals to physicians using our staff and website physician finder. If you are new to our area or simply seeking a change of physicians, we are ready to help! Ask your physician if they are a member and if not, why not.

Additionally, our Commission on Professional Affairs reviews concerns from patients who might have questions about whether or not their treatment was ethical or appropriate.