Bulletin for 12-2-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 47 – December 2, 2011

Featured Stories

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delayed until 2014

The US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department announced policy changes this week designed to encourage the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by physicians and hospitals.

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Medicare Physician Payment Cut Still in Place for January 1

Congressional leaders from both parties have publicly stated that they are committed to take action before the end of year to avert the scheduled 27 percent cut in Medicare physician payments.

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Governor Appoints New Member to NC Medical Board

Read on to see which NCMS member now sits on the NC Medical Board.

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In This Issue

Physicians: 5010 Compliance by January 1, 2012

Wondering Where Your EHR Incentive Check Is?

NC Medicaid Path to Payment Outlines Steps for EHR Incentive Program

Legislative Commission Releases Grant Money for Health Benefit Exchange

UHC Deploying a Revised Treatment Cost Estimator for Members in 2012

IPG Inks Agreement with BCBSNC to Provide Implantable Device Management

CMS to Require Prior Authorization on Power Mobility Devices in NC

CMS Redacts Physician NPI Numbers on Revalidation List

Social Media Update: Maintaining Professionalism While Using Social Networks and E-mail

POLST National Conference Registration Underway

Medical Student Survey: End-of-Life Care

NC Physician Selected for National Leadership Development Program

New Interim Administrator Takes Charge at CMS

University Health Systems Becomes Vidant Health in 2012

Celebrate the Holidays with a “Seasons Greetings” Gift to the NCMS Foundation!

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Meetings & Events

2011 Diabetes Day for Primary Care Physicians
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Practice Wellness Webinar: How to Convince Decision Makers to Practice Wellness
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Webinar: Electronic Discovery and Medical Practices
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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