Bulletin for 10-2-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 41 – October 1, 2010

Featured Stories

House Leaders Urged to Avert A Medicare Physician Access Crisis

In a letter to US House leaders, the NCMS has joined with other state medical societies, the AMA and national specialty organizations in asking Congress to act in early November to avoid a pending 23% cut in Medicare and TRICARE physician payments.

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Medicare Options Kit Available to Physicians

From mid-November through December 31, physicians will have their annual opportunity to review and perhaps change their participation status with the Medicare program.

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Deadline for UHC Settlement Claims is Next Tuesday

Claims for a share of the $350 million settlement between United Healthcare and the American Medical Association must be postmarked by next Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

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Focus on Health System Reform: Community Based Collaborative Care Networks

The Community Based Collaborative Care Network (CCN) program was authorized by Section 10333 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide grants to a team of health care providers with joint governance and who provide comprehensive and coordinated health care services for low-income populations.

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In This Issue

Federal Agencies to Address Legal Issues and ACOs on Tuesday; Webcast Available

EHR: Unpacking the Meaningful Use Final Rule

New Date for Next SHCC Meeting

Study Looks at Quality of Care Among NC Hospitals

GAO Appoints Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors

Charlotte Doctor Named 2010 Pathologist of the Year

Dr. Menscer Featured in TV Interview about Older Adults and Driving

NC AHC Conference to Focus on Patient Centered Medical Home

Doctors, Nurses and Other Volunteers Needed for NC C.A.R.E Clinic

Kinston Physician’s Photographic Talents Gain Wider Exposure

Vote for Your Favorite Photo from the 2010 Photo Contest

Only 21 More Days Until the Annual Meeting — Have You Registered?

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

NC Orthopaedic Annual Meeting
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2010 NC Medical Society Annual Meeting
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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