Bulletin for 1/15/2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 2 Jan 15, 2010

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Haitian Relief Effort Update

New data are emerging by the hour as the rescue and recovery effort continues in earthquake-stricken Haiti. As officials and organizations assess the situation, relief efforts are expected to become better organized and also more information will be available about specific needs, including medical assistance. See how you can help…

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Physicians: Act Now to Keep Your Practice Viable and Ensure Access to Care for Your Patients on Medicare and Tricare

When the Senate resumes floor action on Jan. 20, it will take up legislation dealing with the federal debt limit extension and other issues. This will provide a window of opportunity to get Congress to pass a permanent repeal of the SGR. Contact NC senators today to urge action…

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AMA Letter Targets Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Provision of HR 3590

This week, the AMA released a letter sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the US House of Representatives expressing opposition to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision in HR 3590. If enacted, physicians would be subject to “two separate expenditure targets.”

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In This Issue

Physician Feedback Sought on Meaningful Use

State Health Plan Adds Prescription Coverage for OTC Proton Pump Inhibitors

State Continues H1N1 Vaccination Program

Physician Volunteers Needed for Wilmington Health Hotline

Governor Appoints Pediatrician as Chair of the NCCPH

Holy Angels Honor Dr. Docia Hickey

NCAFP Honors Family Physicians

Don’t Forget to Keep Your Eye on the Calendar!

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

NC Dermatology Association Annual Meeting
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NC Chapter – American College of Physicians 2010 Scientific Session
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NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons CODEquest Coding College
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