Bulletin for 10-9-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Bulletin Volume 60 Issue 47 10-9-09

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New BCBSNC Addendum

BCBSNC has sent out contract addenda to many physician practices in order to comply with Senate Bill 877 Fair Contracting. Senate Bill 877 was a major legislative priority of North Carolina physicians and medical group managers in the 2009 session. NCMS is reviewing the BCBSNC addenda and has concerns related to the contact notice provision, pricing policy disclosure, availability of new fees and other provisions.

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BCBSA Security Breach

Providers with BCBSNC will receive a letter this week, from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), notifying them of a provider data security breach.

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Medicaid Radiology Preauthorization Orientation

Please be aware that Medsolutions, the vendor for the new Medicaid radiology preauthorization program, will hold numerous on-line orientation sessions from October 7-November 4, 2009.

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CIGNA Medicare Publishes Checklist for Signatures

In response to questions by NCMS, CIGNA Government Services has created a checklist outlining requirements for physician signatures on claims and other forms of documentation.

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In This Issue

CBO Puts a Price Tag on Senate Finance Committee Health Care Reform Measure

AMA President Uses Blog to Call for Repeal of SGR

North Carolina Ranks Lower in New Health Care Scorecard

State Changing the Way It Reports Flu Hospitalizations and Deaths; CDC Issues Updated Guidance on H1N1

Hyde County Clinic Boosts Access in Rural Eastern NC

DOCMS Leadership Visits City of Medicine Academy in Durham

Women in Medicine Month: Thank You for Making a Difference!

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Meetings & Events

State Health Coordinating Council Meeting
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NC Medical Board Hearing Panel
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2009 North Carolina Medical Society Annual Meeting
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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