Bulletin for 12-9-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 48 – December 9, 2011

Featured Stories

DOI Sides with Medicine, Blocks Controversial BCBSNC Radiology Policy

This week the North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) informed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) that the company could not implement a policy that would unilaterally reduce reimbursement rates to providers of certain hi-tech imaging procedures.

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Vote Expected To Extend Medicare Physician Pay Rates; Survey Seeks Physician Input

The US House is expected to vote December 13 on legislation that will include a two-year extension of the current Medicare physician pay rates, including a one percent increase.

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

The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation invites you to participate in its annual Season’s Greetings program – an uplifting way for you to honor friends, colleagues and other important people in your life while supporting the Foundation’s work to make sure physicians across our great state get the support they need to provide excellent care to their patients.

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In This Issue

Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Timeline

Physicians Foundation Watchlist Identifies 5 Key Issues for 2012

Charlotte Physician Joins NC Medical Board

HIPAA 5010 Deadline Just Around the Corner

Public Payor News

Survey Shows Growth in EHR Adoption by Physician Practices

Report: North Carolina’s Overall Health Continues to Improve Despite Challenges

Influenza Activity Stays at Low Levels in North Carolina

Register Today for the NC Neurological Society 2012 Annual Meeting

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Meetings & Events

Webinar: Electronic Discovery and Medical Practices
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2012 NC Dermatology Annual Meeting
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NC Safe Surgery Conference
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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