Bulletin for 12-4-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 54 12-4-2009

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NCMS and NCHA Work on Responses to Medicaid Budget Problems

The NCMS joined with the NC Hospital Association (NCHA) today to alert physicians and hospitals about the potential implications involving projections that Medicaid spending will exceed budget projections by $150 to $350 million.

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Federal Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Historic $350 Million Settlement with UnitedHealth Group

The AMA announced Thursday, December 3, that the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted preliminary approval of the previously disclosed $350 million settlement that would resolve a class-action lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group.

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Medicaid Provider Agreement Deadline Postponed

NCMS and other provider representatives recently met with officials from the NC Division of Medical Assistance to discuss concerns about the new Mediciad provider agreement. In response to concerns raised about the validity of certain provisions in the agreement, DMA has agreed to extend the deadline for returning the agreement until the later of 60 days from receipt or December 31, 2009.

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In This Issue

PECOS Deadline Delayed

Letter Urges Joint Commission to Clarify the Definition of “Physician”

MGMA Letter Raises Concerns about National HIT Initiatives

NCMS Member Survey Launching Next Week

NCMS Legislative Summary Available to Members

NCMS EVP, CEO Testifies on Proposed UHC Acquisition in Connecticut

NC Dermatology Association Announces Annual Meeting at New Ritz-Carlton

Mini-Poster Helps Educate Medicare Beneficiaries about Flu Vaccines

A Gift that Truly Makes a Difference: NCMS Foundation Season’s Greetings Program

Fax Version of the Bulletin Ends December 31

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Meetings & Events

UnitedHealthcare Provider Meeting – Wilmington, NC
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Humana Update webinar
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FROM FOAM TO FILTERS: What’s New in Venous Disease 2009
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