Bulletin for 12-18-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 56 12-18-2009

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NCMS Signatory to Letters Concerning SGR and Medicare

The North Carolina Medical Society is among dozens of state and national physician organizations who signed a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on December 15 calling for a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

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Senate Continues to Debate Health Care Reform as House Acts on SGR Extension

Debate on health care system reform continued throughout the week in the US Senate. Published reports indicated Democratic leaders were continuing behind-the-scene talks in order to gain the 60 votes needed for passage.

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Changes in CMS Consultation Services Payment Policy

Effective January 1, 2010, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is eliminating the use of all consultation codes (inpatient and office/outpatient codes) for various places of service except for telehealth consultation G-code.

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In This Issue

2010 PQRI Information Available

Special Offer to Help NCMS Members Receive their 2% PQRI Distributions

New Joint Commission Standard for Medical Staffs Posted for Review

Voluntary Recall of H1N1 Vaccine Involves 18,000 Doses in NC

NC Public Health Tops in Preparedness

NC TeamSTEPPS Helps Improve Team Communication and Improve Patient Safety

Physician Volunteers Wanted for Wilmington Health Hotline January 28

NCMS Remembers Dr. Charles T. Streeter

Free Calendar Features Prize-Winning Images from the 2009 NCMS Member Photo Contest

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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Contact Info

PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

1.919.833.2023 FAX

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