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It’s Time to Vote for Your IMS Leadership!

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It’s Time to Vote for Your Indianapolis Medical Society Leadership. Click Here to Vote (provide click link). You are voting for IMS Board Members, Delegates & Alternate Delegates to Indiana State Medical Association Convention (ISMA).

Voting is from November 21, 2016 until Midnight, December 11, 2016.

Welcome New Members

Fuller, Lindsey R., MD
Medical Associates, LLP
Emergency Medicine
 
Jea, Andrew H., MD
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Pediatric Neurosurgery Riley Hosp. / Neurological Surgery / Pediatric Surgery
 
Kheir, You Na P., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
Psychiatry
 
Leiser, Jeffrey D., MD
Riley Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrics / Pediatric Nephrology
 
Magnuson, Laura K., MD
Resident – IU School of Medicine
Ophthalmology
 
Rice, C. Douglas, Jr., MD
Indpls. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology
 
Scheer, Richard V., MD
Fellowship – University of Michigan
Neurology / Vascular Neurology (N)
 
Tibesar, Eric E., MD
St. Vincent Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrics / Pediatric Gastroenterology
 
Ward, Brittany N., MD
Resident – St. Vincent Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
 
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.

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 January and 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.