Student loan default: It can cost your professional license

Student loan default can cost your professional or occupational license to practice your profession. Under Illinois law, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may refuse to issue or renew your license. Who could be affected by the student loan default and licensing law? In addition to healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, […]

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IDFPR: Healthcare licensing podcast with Michael V. Favia

  Today’s podcast interview with healthcare law and licensing attorney Michael V. Favia, focuses on the key purpose and functions of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Doctors, nurses, dentists and similar healthcare professionals should know what to do when communicating with the IDFPR in the event of complaints and disciplinary matters. Illinois […]

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A physician shortage is a complex concept with many moving variables

Among healthcare industry professionals, a national physician shortage is frequently debated. The rising costs of education and medical malpractice premiums are frequent scapegoats. The Illinois physician community is one where young doctors are asked whether they will remain and practice or seek a in a nearby state, something easier to do with the multi-state licensure […]

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Illinois is a principal license designate state for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Until recently passed legislation, Illinois was not a state of principal license designate for physicians for purposes of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued a statement on the process in a press release: “Physicians may now elect Illinois as a ‘State of Principal Licensure’ as part […]

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Full practice authority: Illinois nurses empowered by new law

House Bill 313 amends the Illinois Nurse Practice Act with the addition of certain practice definitions and guidelines for certain nurses in a path to full practice authority, making better use of the education and hours of experience held by nurse professionals in their advancing career paths.

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How do you know if you have an opioid problem?

Anyone can develop an addiction to painkillers. Doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals are tasked with monitoring patients to whom opioids are prescribed. We hear news stories about pill mills, billing fraud and monitoring programs to keep patients safe and prevent drug diversion and downstream black market sales. Meanwhile, who is monitoring the healthcare professionals […]

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How safe is your day or med spa, and what do you know about regulations?

Technology has increased the options in cosmetic health and wellness beyond the days of plastic surgery being the main alternative procedure when face creams and treatments fail to do the job. Today we can go to an esthetician at a medical spa for laser treatments and Botox injections with as much ease as going to […]

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Health Practice Advisors Panel Discussion on Understandings (and Misunderstandings) of Addiction – Sept. 27 in Rosemont

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PODCAST: Healthcare IT and revenue cycle management solutions and safeguards

Today’s interview with healthcare consultant, Craig Evans, focuses on healthcare information technology and revenue cycle management. In the patient billing and payment systems there are opportunities to increase efficiency and return on investment which can also benefit healthcare providers with regulatory compliance and reducing the risk of errant and fraudulent medical billing through the implantation […]

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Michael V. Favia joins other highly respected members of the healthcare community as a new Vice President of IOMC

CHICAGO – You are invited to join and celebrate with the members and guests of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) this Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, at the Union League Club of Chicago, located at 65 West Jackson Boulevard. The event is the IOMC 102nd Annual Meeting and Dinner. At this year’s Awards […]

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