Bulletin for 1-22-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 3 1-22-2010

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Haitian Relief Update

A US Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), including about 70 physicians, arrived in Haiti earlier this week to increase the number of health care professionals on hand to provide medical care to earthquake victims. In North Carolina, medical ministries, church groups and relief agencies continued to collect donations of supplies and began shipping them via military cargo planes, commerial flights, or using smaller aircraft flown by volunteer pilots.

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Medical Board Considers License for Administrative Medicine

The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) is considering the creation of a Special Purpose License for Administrative Medicine for physicians to perform non-certification work.

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Survey: NC Physicians Favor Health Care System Reforms

Latest results from the NCMS health system reform survey finds more than half of the physicians believe changes are needed to correct problems with the U.S. health care system.

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A Decided Change But Health Care Reform Remains a Major Issue

Even though new developments this week significantly changed how the Senate and House will consider health care reform, there remains an ongoing need for physicians to stay in touch with their representatives and senators. A dramatic political shift in the Massachusetts US Senate race, coupled with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that the House cannot pass the Senate health care reform bill without changes, signals a new direction that the NCMS will closely monitor.

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In This Issue

AMA, AARP, MOAA Target Impending Medicare Crisis

Free Program Helps Eligible North Carolina Residents Save on Prescription Medicines

Form Lets Physicians Help Parents Keep Track of Child’s Vaccinations

North Carolina Neurological Society presents 2010 Annual Meeting

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

NC Chapter – American College of Physicians 2010 Scientific Session
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NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons CODEquest Coding College
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Quality Improvement 101: A Toolbox for Improvement
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