Bulletin for 12-3-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 50 – December 3, 2010

Featured Stories

Medicare Physician Payment Cut Delayed Until January 1, 2011

By a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that provided a 31-day reprieve from the 23 percent Medicare physician payment cut that had been scheduled to take effect on December 1.

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State Health Plan Likely Target as Legislators Eye Budget Shortfall

Recent published reports indicate that significant changes are likely in the state employee health plan when the General Assembly convenes in January.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: Non-Discrimination Testing for Health Plans

Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act will impact non-discrimination testing for employer-sponsored health plans.

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Senate Passes Red Flag Program Clarification Bill

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S. 3987, the “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010,” legislation that limits the type of “creditor” that must comply with the Red Flags Rule.

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In This Issue

CMS Offers Important Information about Timely Claims Filing Requirement

Webinars Added to Help Physicians Prepare for Payer Audits

Changes Coming to DMEPOS Program January 1 Will Affect Charlotte Area

Take Advantage of a New Online Feature: the NCMS Career Center

NC Academy of Family Physicians Holds Winter Meeting

NCMGM Elects New President

Federal Grant Seeks to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among NC Preschoolers

GSK IMPACT Awards Promote Access to Health Care

Pre-Order Your Free 2011 NCMS Member Calendar

Continuing Education Quality Initiatives Workshop Offered

Medical Assistance Needed for Cholera-Stricken Region of Haiti

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

  • December 3, 2010
    New Hanover – Pender County Medical Society Holiday Party
  • December 4, 2010
    Strategies for Effective Medical Communication
  • December 7, 2010
    “Could your practice be at risk for a payer audit?” webinars
    Contact Info

    PO Box 27167
    Raleigh, NC 27611

    1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

    1.919.833.2023 FAX

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