Bulletin for 1-14-2011


North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 2 – January 14, 2011

Featured Stories

Are Your Medical Staff Bylaws in Compliance?

The Joint Commission, which accredits all but one of the privately accredited hospitals in North Carolina, has developed new requirements for hospital medical staffs. These changes, known as MS .01.01.01, take effect March 31, 2011 and will require bylaws amendments in nearly all accredited hospitals. The NCMS has developed the Revised Model Medical Staff Bylaws for NCMS members to help ensure these requirements are met.

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Physician Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte Jan. 19 Features NC House Leader

The North Carolina Medical Society is hosting a Physician Town Hall in Charlotte on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Charlotte Marriott at Southpark, where attendees will have an opportunity to talk with presumptive Speaker of the NC House Thom Tillis (R, Mecklenburg).

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BCBSNC and UNC Health Care Announce Joint Venture

In what may be a sign of changes to come, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and UNC Health Care announced this week that they will collaborate to launch a novel patient-centered practice.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: What’s New in 2011

As we launch into a new year, the federal government also begins the next stage of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. Read on for a brief update of the provisions set to begin implementation this calendar year.

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In This Issue

UHC Notifying MDs about Physician Profiling/Tiering Program; Doctors Have Limited Time to Seek Reconsideration of Misinformation

Comments Sought on Proposed Medicaid Policy on the Pregnancy Medical Home

Letter to Dr. Berwick Raises Concerns over Medicaid RAC Program

State Senate Health Committee Chairs Selected

NC Board of Electrolysis Seeks to Fill Physician Vacancy

2011 State Medical Facilities Plan Approved

In the News This Week…

Health Hotline Volunteers Wanted

Access the NCMS on the Go with Our Mobile App

PAs: Save Money in 2011 by Joining the NCMS and NCAPA Together through the PA Partnership

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

NC Dermatology Association Annual Meeting
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Durham-Orange CMS and NCMS Private Practice Physician Forum
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NC Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting
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Contact Info

PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

1.919.833.2023 FAX

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