Bulletin for 10-23-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Bulletin Volume 60 Issue 49 10-23-2009

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U.S. Senate Fails to Consider S. 1776

The US Senate blocked a vote to consider Senate Bill 1776 on Wednesday. Known as the Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009, the legislation would have provided a permanent fix to the flawed SGR formula. Currently Medicare physician payments will be cut by 21.5% beginning January 2010 unless Congress takes action.

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2009 NCMS Delegates: The Packets Are in the Mail; Comment Welcome on Resolutions & Reports

If you are an NCMS Delegate and have not received your packet as of today, please contact Linda Carter, [email protected] or (919) 833-3836, ext. 135. The packets were mailed last Friday, October 16, to all registered delegates of the 2009 NCMS House of Delegates (HOD). Each packet contained a delegate card and a flash drive that holds all meeting information and necessary materials for HOD business.

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DHHS Seeks to Limit H1N1 Spread at State Facilities as Flu Activity Remains Widespread

State-operated hospitals, residential schools, developmental disability centers, neuro-medical treatment centers and alcohol and drug treatment centers have implemented steps to limit the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus. Effective today, all state facilities will actively screen all staff and visitors to identify people exhibiting signs of respiratory infections.

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In This Issue

Survey Finds Economy Is Affecting Health Care Decisions

NC Physicians Part of New AAFP Leadership Team

Physicians and PAs Recognized for Work with School Athletic Programs

NCMS Legislative Relations Director Honored

MGMA Honors NC Health Care Executives

Annual Meeting Exhibitors: See Them Live Next Friday, See Them Virtually Anytime

Photo Contest Finalists Chosen: Vote for Your Favorite

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Meetings & Events

2009 North Carolina Medical Society Annual Meeting
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Division of Health Service Regulation/NC Medical Care Commission
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NC Medical Board 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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