Bulletin for 11-6-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 51 11-6-2009

Featured Stories

Health Reform Debate Continues

A delegation of the North Carolina Medical Society has traveled to Houston, Texas to participate in the AMA Annual Meeting. As you would expect, health system reform is a hot topic especially in light of the forthcoming vote scheduled for this weekend in the US House. NCMS Delegates will be advocating for the AMA to reflect the guiding principles adopted by NC physicians in May of this year.

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New Resources Available to Assist Medical Staffs

A new online tool, “The Model Medical Staff Bylaws,” is now available for NCMS members to use to face the challenges of compliance with the many laws, regulartions, and standards governing medical staff bylaws. In addition to this resource, the NCMS and the Buncombe County Medical Society present “Medical Staff Boot Camp: Empowering the Hospital’s Medical Staff,” November 19, 2009.

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BCBS Security Breach

Physicians contracting with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans, who use their Social Security number as their Tax ID number, should be aware that their personal information was likely on a laptop computer that was stolen from a BCBS Association employee’s car. Each affected physician should have received a letter from BCBS addressing the breach.

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In This Issue

HOD Hears Report on Medicaid Budget Cuts and Acts on Reports and Resolutions

Federal and State Representatives Address NCMS PAC Members

NCMS HOD Elects New Officers and Board Members

NCMS Awards Part of 2009 Inauguration Ceremony

Community Practitioner Program: 20 Years and Growing!

H1N1 Vaccine Continues to Trickle into NC

Photo Contest Winner Named

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Meetings & Events

Division of Health Service Regulation/NC Medical Care Commission
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NC Medical Board Meeting
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Contact Info

PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

1.919.833.2023 FAX

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