Bulletin for 11-20-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 53 11-20-2009

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US House Passes Bill to Repeal the SGR

By a vote of 243-183, the US House passed HR 3961 – Medicare Physician Payment Act on Thursday. The bill repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and provides an MEI, or Medicare Economic Index, update for 2010 instead of a 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut.

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Health Care System Reform Major Topic at MAC Meetings This Week

Steve Keene, NCMS General Counsel and Deputy EVP, and Chip Baggett, NCMS Director of Legislative Relations, spoke this week to meetings of the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan Member Advisory Council (MAC), comprised of practice administrators across the state who participate in the NCMS Plan.

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Physician Comments Sought on Proposed Position Statement on Telemedicine

The Policy Committee of the NC Medical Board has drafted a proposed position statement on telemedicine for consideration and possible adoption by the full Board.

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In This Issue

2010 Annual Participation Enrollment Program Extended

UnitedHealthcare Announces Change to Radiology Notification Program

Humana Update Webinar Set for November 24

Tell Us about Your problems with Health Insurers

NC DHHS Updates Information about H1N1 Vaccine

State Health Director Issues Fish Consumption Advisory

Durham Doctor Is President-Elect of CAP

Remembering Dr. Kenneth Cosgrove

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