Bulletin for 10-28-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 43 – October 28, 2011

Featured Stories

New Bern Internist to Lead NCMS in 2012

Robert W. “Charlie” Monteiro, MD, was installed as President of the NC Medical Society during the 2011 Annual Meeting last weekend in Raleigh.

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Follow NCMS President on Twitter

Follow Robert W. “Charlie” Monteiro on Twitter @NCMSPresident for updates regarding NCMS issues and activities.

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Joint Complaint Filed Over BCBSNC Radiology Services Reimbursement Policy

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the NCMS, the NC Radiological Society and the NC Hospital Association filed a Joint Complaint with the NC Department of Insurance expressing concerns over a proposed Corporate Medical Policy issued by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (BCBSNC).

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Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Against Part of New NC Abortion Law

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles temporarily stopped implementation of one piece of North Carolina’s new abortion law, which would have required health care providers to conduct an ultrasound at least four hours prior to performing an abortion procedure and to show and describe the images of the test to the patient prior to the procedure.

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In This Issue

2011 NCMS House of Delegates Actions

Members Convene at NCMS Annual Meeting

NCMS Honors Health Care Leaders at Annual Meeting

2011 Harris Award Presented to Carol Koeble, MD

NC Health Information Exchange Subject of November Webinar

eRx Exemption Deadline is Tuesday, November 1

CMS Offers eRx Payment Adjustment Feedback Report

What Do the Final ACO Rules Mean for Providers?

House Votes to Remove Provision to Withhold 3% of Medicare Physician Payments

E. coli Outbreak in Wake County Prompts DPH Alert to Health Care Providers Statewide

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Meetings & Events

Lean Healthcare 200: Applying the Fundamentals – Winston-Salem
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North Carolina Health Information Exchange Webinar
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AMA Interim Meeting
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