Bulletin for 11-13-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 52 11-13-2009

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Physicians: Call Your U.S. Representative Today to Repeal the SGR

The NCMS is calling on physicians to support H.R. 3961, the “Medicare Physician payment Reform Act of 2009.” A floor vote is planned in the House of Representatives on H.R. 3961 next week. This legislation would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that calls for annual cuts in Medicare physician payments, and replace it with a new, more rational payment system.

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Physician Groups Pledge Support of H.R. 3961 in Letter to House Speaker

The NC Medical Society is among nearly 130 physician organizations that sent a letter today to U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives in regard to HR 3961.

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NCMS President Calls Health System Reform the “Critical Issue”

NCMS President Douglas D. Sheets, MD, today sent a letter to members explaining how the NCMS is working daily on the health care system reform issue on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. House Passes H.R. 3962

On Saturday, November 7, 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Read on for details of the bill.

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In This Issue

BCBS NC: Billing for H1N1 Immunizations

Will You See 30 Patients before December 31, 2009?

HOD Actions Cover Many Issues

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop Set for December 2 in Pinehurst

News about Grants in Health Care

2010 Health Hotline Set for January 28, 2010 in Wilmington

2009 Harris Award Winner Known for Advancing Quality of Care

NCMS Virtual Exhibit Hall Names First iPod Winner; Your Chance to Win Still Possible

Founding Member of Medical Review of NC Remembered

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