Bulletin for 12-10-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 51 – December 10, 2010

Featured Stories

Congress Hands Physicians a Pair of Presents for the Holiday

A reprieve from Medicare cuts for one year and an exemption from the “red flags rule” offer physicians a happier holiday than expected.

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Palmetto GBA Releases First Details about Medicare Part B Transition

Palmetto has designated May 28, 2011 as its Operational Date, the date on which outgoing contractor, CIGNA Government Services, will transfer all pending and in-process Part B operations to Palmetto, including claims, appeals, and enrollment applications.

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Focus on Health System Reform: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has existed since 2009 with the passage of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 expanded the MACPAC. Read on to learn more…

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In This Issue

Op-Ed Addresses Uncertainty Over Federal Health System Reform

NCMS Signatory to Letter Addressing Health Care Workforce Challenges

Survey Raises Question: Are Insurers Practicing Medicine Without a License?

NCMS President Urges Members to Respond to Survey

NC Medical Board Files Re-Entry and Other Licensure Rules

Memo Targets Risk of HBV Transmission through Unsafe Diabetes Care

Symposium Announced on Caring for Patients with Serious and Chronic Illness

Duke Celebrates Physician Assistants

NC Chapter, American College of Physicians Recognized

Send “Seasons Greetings” and Benefit the NCMS Foundation

Wilmington Health Hotline Needs More Physician Volunteers

Run and Walk Event Honors Physician’s Son Injured in Diving Accident

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Installs New Officers and Bestows 2010 Community Service Awards

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Meetings & Events

Health Law & Ethics 2010: Impact On Patient Care
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Healthcare Reform and Quality Assessment: The National Landscape and State Response Conference – Asheville, NC
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CMS PQRS Open Door Forum
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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