Bulletin for 2-26-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 8 – February 26, 2010

Featured Stories

Medicare Rate Cut to Take Effect Monday – Urge Your Senators to Find a Permanent Fix to SGR

On Thursday the U.S. House passed HR 4691, legislation that extends a number of expiring programs for 30 days, including current Medicare physician payment rates. The Senate unsuccessfully attempted to pass similar legislation by unanimous consent on Friday morning. The Senate has now adjourned for the weekend, so the 21% Medicare physician payment cut will be effective on Monday, March 1st.

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Physician Options Regarding Medicare

With a 21.2% decrease in Medicare physician reimbursement looming, the NCMS Resource Center has received numerous calls about the options available to physicians regarding Medicare participation.

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Reimbursement Cuts Possible: Proposed Rule Provides for Reimbursement Cuts Unless Providers Make Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

Did you know that physicians and hospitals that fail to demonstrate meaningful use by 2015 face reimbursement reductions?

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In This Issue

White House Health Care Summit Wrap-Up

Duke Event to Feature Film, “The Deadliest Disease in America”

NCMS and Foundation Have Vital Role in NC HIT Development

NCHICA Announces RFP for NHIN Gateway

Physician Comment Sought on New Medicaid Form

CMS Reorganizes

North Carolina Receives $9.3 Million Grant To Improve The CHIP Program

Pathologists To Hold 2010 Annual Meeting April 16

Newly Licensed Influenza Virus Vaccine Designed for Older Adults

Haiti Relief Update

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

NC Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting
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NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting
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Quality Improvement 101: A Toolbox for Improvement.
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