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Welcome New Members

Mathews, Joanne M., MD
Radiology of Indiana
Diagnostic Radiology
 
Myers, Woodrow A., Jr., MD
Internal Medicine
Medical Management
 
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.

Susan K. Maisel, 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.

Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana

Medical-Legal Seminar & Dinner, February 8, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm.

Meridian Hills Country Club
Speakers: Stephanie T. Eckerle, Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP
Ashley N. Osak, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

The program will begin with a networking reception for lawyers and physicians to meet with one another, discuss topics of mutual interest, and develop relationships among the two professions. Following the networking reception, speakers will discuss non-compete clauses and restrictive covenants in Indiana, their construction under the law, and how they apply to physicians and the practice of medicine. This will be a high-level overview of non-competes and related restrictive covenants in Indiana, and will briefly touch on how non-competes are applied in other states for comparison purposes. The speakers will discuss applicable case law and the Indiana courts’ application of restrictive covenants, including the courts’ use of the “Blue Pencil Doctrine” as a unique approach to addressing disputes over non-compete clauses.

Registration at IndyBar.org, Cost: $45.00 IndyBar Member, 15.00 IMS Member, $10.00 Law Student, $90.00 Non-member.

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SUPERWOMAN Forum

Hosted by: IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
When: Monday, February 6, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Where: IUPUI Campus Center #450C, 420 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN

The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Women of INfluence initiative will host a Superwoman Forum on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the IUPUI Campus Center. This forum will convene women leaders from various health care organizations, government, and faith-based community organizations to raise awareness about mental health focusing on cardiovascular health, healthy lifestyles, stress management and self-care.

Free Parking and Continental Breakfast.

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Volunteer as Physician of the Day!

This year, show the 2017 General Assembly, who you are, particularly legislators from your community by volunteering as Physician of the Day.

Physicians are needed during March at the Statehouse to treat minor ailments of legislators and their staffs. Volunteers are also introduced before the House and Senate, and have the opportunity to meet their representatives.

For information, contact Rhonda Bennett at the ISMA at rbennett@ismanet.org or call (317) 261-2060.

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Advertise Your Services Using IMS Advertising/Sponsorships

Advertise online at the Indianapolis Medical Society website … The IMS offers two banner sizes positioned at the top of the IMS Physician Finders page that can be linked to your website, as well as print ads in all sizes and options in your monthly IMS Bulletin.

Take a moment to review our other advertising options … might be a nice idea for both of us!

The IMS Bulletin is always a winner for promoting your brand!

We offer print ads in all sizes and options in your monthly IMS Bulletin. Insertion orders/contracts along with additional information may be found on our website here.

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Attention IMS Members:

Update Your IMS Membership Information--
Your Medical Society wants to maintain accurate communication tools with all IMS Members. We suggest you use this easy web portal to update information (even your photograph) used for Physician Referrals, IMS Bulletin, IMS website and other communication tools. We hope this makes updating information easier and more convenient for you. If you want to check your current information, visit the IMS Physician Finder and do a search of your profile. If you have any questions or concerns or would prefer to phone us with updates, please call (317) 639-3406 and ask for the Membership Department.

Your Membership Directory
--A complete Membership Directory is available online at http://imsonline.org/finder.php with additional information for members only through the protected search (Ims1848) allowing you access to information on colleagues 24/7.
--The directory is also available on your mobile devices via the DocBookMD app. Visit: docbookmd.com for further information. These services are updated weekly…new photos, revised information, new addresses and contact information. Easy HIPAA compliant physician to physician contact.

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Staffing Support Is Here!

Exclusive IMS Membership Benefit
--Favorite Healthcare Staffing is the Exclusive Staffing Provider of the Indianapolis Medical Society. This partnership allows IMS members to enjoy outstanding values in medical staffing and personnel services. With preferred pricing rates for members, Favorite’s comprehensive range of staffing services can help physicians improve cost control, increase efficiency, and protect their revenue cycle.
--Click here to immediately enter a staffing request or call 866-877-3595 to talk with a Medical Staffing Expert.

Join us for the 7th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Start time for all events: 7:30am
Welcome Members of the Indianapolis Medical Society!

We’re excited to partner with the Carmel Marathon!

Join Team IMS and support our charity, the Gennesaret Free Clinics.

For every IMS member that participates in the Carmel 5K, Carmel Marathon will donate $10 to our charity, Gennesaret Free Clinics on behalf of the Indianapolis Medical Society.

In addition, for members wanting to run farther, Carmel Marathon will donate the following: $10 for every ISG8K entry and $20 for every Carmel Marathon or Half Marathon entry.

For more information, click here.

To register online, click here.

For brochure or to register by mail, click here.

Volunteer as Physician of the Day!

This year, show the 2017 General Assembly who you are, particularly legislators from your community by volunteering as Physician of the Day.

Physicians are needed during March at the Statehouse to treat minor ailments of legislators and their staffs. Volunteers are also introduced before the House and Senate, and have the opportunity to meet their representatives.

For information, contact Rhonda Bennett at the ISMA at rbennett@ismanet.org or call (317) 261-2060.

MACRA Final Rule Background

Here are two documents prepared by the AMA’s Washington Office, outlining major provisions of Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program (QPP) for physicians that was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The longer summary document provides some detail of the various components of the final rule that was issued last week, and notes where key improvements were made to the policies set forth in the original proposed rule. The second is a chart with more abbreviated descriptions of changes to the original proposed rule that were secured. Additional material is in the process of being developed by the AMA.

QPP Summary

QPP Highlight Chart

Work RVU Calculator Developed

Most employed physicians have contracts that require them to bill a minimum number of work RVUs in a year. Physicians don’t have any way to know how many RVUs they produce or how to maximize their RVUs.

The calculator was developed by Harris County Medical Society and is available to all IMS Members. The physician selects their specialty and a monthly, quarterly or yearly time period. A spreadsheet of the most common CPT codes in their specialty is shown.

Enter the number of times you perform each CPT code and the spreadsheet calculates your total work RVUs.

To view the link, please click here.

https://www.hcms.org/work-rvu-calculator/.

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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 Answering Service.

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.