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Calling All IMS Members

To maintain and grow your Indianapolis Medical Society, Membership needs to be job ONE!

Do you have a Son, Daughter, Nephew, Niece or Grandchild who has chosen to follow in your footsteps and practice medicine? Or, are you currently mentoring a resident or fellow? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, please speak with them about joining the Society!

Maybe you would prefer to “gift” them with a membership instead. Applications can be found on our website, www.imsonline.org. Upon entering our website, click on the membership tab, and there you will have two options for membership: either print an application, complete and send in with check, or fill in the online application and submit payment separately. We also accept payment over the phone using your MC, AE or Visa credit card. OR, if all of this is a bit much for you, give us a call to have a pre-populated Membership Application sent to you or them.

We are offering a $100 discount off of the IMS dues investment for both YOU and the NEW MEMBER you recruit! Please call Tyna McCauley at 639-3406 to confirm an amount before payment is submitted. The amounts vary depending on the new member’s status; i.e., Resident, 1st Year Practice, Active. You may also contact her via email at tmccauley@imsonline.org

Welcome New Members

Brewster, Benjamin D., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
General Surgery
 
Hansen, Lauren A., MD
Otolaryngology Associates
Otolaryngology
 
Jones, Kia R., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
 
Kuhrt, Maureen P., MD
Colon & Rectal Care, Inc.
Colon & Rectal Surgery / Surgery
 
Mohrman, Brittany J., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
 
Raybourn, James H., III, MD
Urology of Indiana, LLC
Urology / Indiana University
 
As president of IMS, I welcome you to membership into an organization representing you as physicians, your patients, and quality medical services since 1848. I encourage your participation in our IMS activities including meetings and written contributions to the Bulletin.

IMS can only be as energized as the members who comprise it, so reach out to your IMS colleagues and get to know them, as well as, our focus of collegiality and quality medical care.

David R. Diaz, MD, IMS President

If you want more information about our newest IMS members, visit them on our physician finder here. A simple search is all that is required.

10 Medicare Payment Policy Revisions You Need To Know

Chances are you haven't been able to read through the nearly 1,200 pages that constitute the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule released Oct. 31 and published Thursday in the Federal Register. We've pulled out the 10 top payment policy changes discussed in this mammoth document that you need to know about.

Among the policy changes discussed in the top 10 list are:

The sustainable growth rate formula calls for a 21.2 percent cut to physician payments, effective April 1.

Continuing medical education will not be reported under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Proposed penalties under the value-based payment modifier will be scaled back.

The timeline for submitting new codes and revaluations of services will shift.

Read the full list and get additional details about each policy change at AMA Wire®.

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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 Friday. 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: ims@imsonline.org. 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: ims@imsonline.org 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.