Bulletin for 11-11-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 45 – November 11, 2011

Featured Stories

2% Medicaid Provider Rate Cut?

Did Medicaid shortfalls in the budget lead to cuts? Read on…

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Doctors Urged to Act Now in Campaign to Repeal the SGR

The NCMS, AMA, and other physician organizations are urging their members to contact every member of Congress and ask them to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to set Medicare physician reimbursement rates.

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Medicaid Recredentialing Effort Underway

CSC, the Medicaid vendor responsible for enrollment and credentialing, is notifying physicians and other Medicaid providers that a federally mandated recredentialing process is getting underway.

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In This Issue

Medicare Shared Savings Program and Advance Payment Model, Topics for Nov. 15 CMS National Provider Call

Final 2011 ACO Accelerated Development Learning Session to be Held in Baltimore

Letters of Intent for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Due by November 15

Applications for Innovation Advisors Program Due November 15

UPDATE: CMS Extends Length of Revalidation Effort by Two Years

Registration for Medicare Symposium Now Available to Physicians

Public Comment Period Opens for Draft Opioid REMS Prescriber Education Program

“Heal the Claims Process” and PractEssentials: Resources to Help Cut Practice Costs

FDA Revises Warning Label for Trilipix

NC Smoke-Free Law Cited for Fewer Heart Attack Cases in ERs

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Tobacco Retailers

Officials Identify Source of E. coli Outbreak

NC Heart Surgeon Receives International Recognition

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