Bulletin for 11-4-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 44 – November 4, 2011

Featured Stories

CMS Extends Deadline for E-Prescribing Hardship Exemption by One Week

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for physicians to file for an e-Prescribing (eRx) Hardship Exemption to Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

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NCMS Efforts to Secure E-Billing Mandate in Workers’ Comp Gets National Attention

This week, internet-based news service WorkCompCentral.com published an article about the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s and the General Assembly’s recent actions to require electronic billing and payment processes in the workers’ compensation system.

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Physician Assistant Medicaid Enrollment Update

Following a stakeholder meeting last week in which the North Carolina Medical Society played an active role, the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) has announced that the enrollment requirement for physician assistants (PAs), as well as for nurse practitioners (NPs), is being delayed until further notice.

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CMS Extends Length of Revalidation Effort by Two Years

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on October 28, 2011, that current efforts to revalidate the enrollment of every Medicare provider and supplier will be continued through 2015.

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In This Issue

Save the Date: AMA Webinar on ACO Rule Set for Nov. 21

NCMS Offering Discounted Long-term Care Insurance

Updated EHR Incentive Programs FAQs Now Available

The National Ambulatory Care Survey (NAMCS): What’s New in 2012?

NCMS Remembers Physician Legislator James S. Forrester, MD

More Cases Reported in E. coli Outbreak

NC’s Infant Mortality Rate Lowest in Recorded History

New VA Outpatient Clinic Being Built in Goldsboro

Social Media @NCMedSoc: Check Out the Annual Meeting Photos on Facebook

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Meetings & Events

Lean Healthcare 200: Applying the Fundamentals – Winston-Salem
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North Carolina Health Information Exchange Webinar
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AMA Interim Meeting
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