Bulletin for 2-4-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 5 – February 4, 2011

Featured Stories

GOP Leaders File Medical Liability Reform Bill in State Senate

Tort reform is back on the table as the new Republican-controlled NC General Assembly files Senate Bill 33: Medical Liability Reforms, on Wednesday of this week. Read on to review the provisions spelled out in this bill and to view the NCMS’ reaction.

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NCMS Meeting Examines Vision and Financial Plan for the NC Health Information Exchange

Representatives of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) met with leaders of the NC Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) on Monday, January 31, to discuss concerns regarding the vision and financial plan for the NC HIE.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: 10% Primary Care Bonus Payments Under Medicare

The Medicare primary care incentive payment program runs from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2016. “All” primary care practitioners receive the ten percent incentive payment as long as they meet the definition of “primary care practitioner” as outlined in The Affordable Care Act. Read on to see if you fit that definition.

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In This Issue

New Dietary Guidelines in Battle Against Obesity

Medical School Dean First to Volunteer for 2011 Doctors on Call; You Can Volunteer, Too

In the News This Week…

Volunteer To Be Doctor of the Day

Medical Home Recognition Update (Western North Carolina)

Upcoming Learning Opportunities for Physicians and Practice Staff

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
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NC Pediatric Society Winter Open Forum & Membership Meeting
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NCSEPS Codequest Coding College
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1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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