Bulletin for 10-8-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 42 – October 8, 2010

Featured Stories

Updated Profiles Show Financial Impact of Scheduled Medicare Physician Payment Cuts

With scheduled cuts in Medicare and TRICARE reimbursement due to take effect December 1, the AMA has released state profiles showing the financial impact of these upcoming reductions in payment. Read on to see how NC will be affected.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: NAIC “Blanks Form” for Reporting Medical Loss Ratio

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to report annually to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) the percentage of health care premium dollars spent to reimburse providers for health care services and on quality improvement measures, known as the Medical Loss Ratio.

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PAI Proposes Partnership in Development of Multi-Payor Claims Database

The Physicians Advocacy Institute, Inc.(PAI) has asked Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for a meeting to discuss the recent CMS contract award to Ingenix Public Sector Solutions, Inc., to build and operate a multi-payor claims database (MCPD).

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In This Issue

NC Medical Board Approves Final Draft of Advertising Rule

Physician Compare Website Focus of CMS Town Hall Meeting

CMS Open Door Forum: Ambulatory Surgery Center Value Based Purchasing Report to Congress

Purdue Pharma L.P. Offers Information about Prescribing OxyContin

Acquisitions and Mergers Expand Charlotte Practices

Federal Grant Will Help Train Needed Home Health Care Workers in NC

Flu Season Officially Begins This Month — Health Care Professionals Urged to Receive Flu Shots

Apex Pathologist Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Patel Honored by Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

Time Is Running Out to Register for the NCMS Annual Meeting

Over 100 Votes Have Been Tallied for the Photo Contest Winner — Get Your Vote in Today

Give Us Your Feedback on This Year’s Reports and Resolutions to the House of Delegates

Save the Dates for Physician Community Outreach Events in 2011

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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