Bulletin for 12-17-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 52 – December 17, 2010

Featured Stories

Federal Judge Says Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

On Monday of this week, J. Henry Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia became the first trial judge to find the Minimal Essential Coverage Provisions of the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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Focus on Health System Reform: Annual Wellness Visit

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress again expanded Part B Medicare coverage to include an annual wellness visit at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. This benefit is available beginning January 1, 2011.

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NCMS Calls for Action on Medicare Issues

Last week, the North Carolina Medical Society joined several state and specialty organizations in signing letters to US DHHS Secretary KathLeen Sebelius concerning Medicare-related issues. Read on to find out more…

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Figures Show Impact of Legislation Averting 2011 Medicare SGR Cuts

See the estimated total impact for NC physicians from averting the cuts.

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In This Issue

2011 Physician Quality Reporting System

State Health Plan Announces Coverage Change for Restasis®

ACP/AARP Brochure Helps Patients Better Understand Health System Reform

Jan. 12 Webinar Will Help to Prepare Your Practice for ICD-10

NC ACP 2011 Annual Scientific Session features Keynote on Confronting Obesity in Patients

Physicians Among Presenters at 2011 Emerging Issues Forum

Awards Recognize Public Health Champions

Last Chance to Send “Seasons Greetings” and Benefit the NCMS Foundation

Volunteer for the 2011 Wilmington Health Hotline

Physician Assistants Can Save in the New Year with the PA Partnership

Now In Stock: 2011 NCMS Member Calendars!

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

Achieving “Meaningful Use” with Guaranteed HITECH Act Incentives webinar
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ICD-10 Preparing Your Practice
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NC Dermatology Association Annual 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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