Bulletin for 10-21-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 44 – October 21, 2010

Featured Stories

BREAKING NEWS: NAIC Adopts Final Medical Loss Ratio Regulations

During a joint session today, the Executive and Plenary committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) voted to adopt a model regulation containing the definitions and methodologies for calculating medical loss ratios as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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New 3% Withholding on Medicare Payments in 2012

Legislation passed in 2005 that requires a 3% withholding from payments made by governmental agencies will impact the Medicare program starting January 2, 2012, meaning physicians, hospitals and other providers could receive only 97% of what they are owed from Medicare.

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CMS Holds Open Door Forum on PQRI and Electronic Prescribing Incentives

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a special open door forum this week regarding the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: New Administrative Offices

Review a a list of new key offices within HHS and CMS that were created by the Affordable Care Act.

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In This Issue

2010 Annual Meeting Gets Underway Friday in Winston-Salem

Keep Up with Annual Meeting Activities on the NCMS Blog

ProPublica Series Looks at Big Pharma Payments to Physicians

NC Rural Hope Program Assists Health Care Clinics

G.I.F.T. Program Makes Adacel Vaccine Available to Uninsured

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