Bulletin for 10-7-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 40 – October 7, 2011

Featured Stories

UPDATE: BCBSNC’s Radiology Services Reimbursement Policy Revised and Reposted 

See the latest developments on this issue that resulted from a meeting last week between the NCMS, the NC Radiological Society Society, the NC Hospital Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield NC.

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NCMS Convenes Meeting with Benefits Exchange Stakeholders

Members of a wide variety of healthcare and business stakeholders came together on Thursday at the NCMS headquarters to discuss the current legislative proposals to form a state health benefit exchange.

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Physician Assistants, Hold Your Medicaid Enrollment Applications!

North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, and the North Carolina Medical Group Managers collectively urge all PAs and their medical practices to hold their Medicaid enrollment applications. Read on to see why…

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MedPAC Votes to Repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate; Physicians Not Happy with Alternative Proposal

By a vote of 15-2, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted Thursday to repeal the controversial sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to set Medicare physician reimbursement fees.

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In This Issue

House Select Committee on CON Meets

Deficit Reduction Committee Urged to Include Meaningful Medical Liability Reforms

Medicaid Alert: All Providers – Medicaid Recipient Appeal Process (Due Process) – EPSDT Seminar Set for October 18

Have Questions about EHR Incentive Program? Help Is a Click Away

Physicians: Are You Up to Date on Electronic Prescribing Incentives and Penalties?

NCMS Annual Meeting News: Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended

Rural Hope Offers Grant Opportunity for Health Care Facilities in Rural NC

HRSA Grants Help 18 North Carolina Community Health Centers Toward Becoming Patient-Centered Medical Homes

NCMSF-NCMGM Host Billing and Coding Webinar, Oct. 12, for Mid-Level Providers; Register Today!

TIPS Symposium Draws Large Turnout

5 Useful Tips When Using NCMS’ Member Resource Center

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work For You

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Meetings & Events

HIPAA 5010 & ICD-10 Workshop presented by UnitedHealthcare – Wilmington
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NC Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
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Webinar: Billing and Coding for Mid-Level Providers
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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