Bulletin for 3-12-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 11 – March 12, 2010

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Physicians: Contact Congress about Concerns over Health System Reform

This week the NCMS asked members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation to consider a list of priorities in addressing health care system reform legislation. In a letter sent to NC Representatives and Senators on Wednesday, the NCMS continued its campaign to get Congress to adderess serious concerns we have identified with legislation now pending before both chambers. The NCMS supports national health system reform but opposes bills currently under consideration in the House and Senate.

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Calls to Repeal the SGR Continue as Congress Faces Pressure on Health System Reform

The NCMS, AMA and other physician-led organizations are calling for a permanent repeal of the Medicare physician payment formula, SGR (sustainable growth rate), as the White House continues its campaign for passage of a health care reform bill.

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CMS Sets March 17 Deadline to Change Medicare Status

As physicians consider their participation in the Medicare program, attorneys Kimberly Licata and Steve Shaber, with Poyner Spruill LLP of Raleigh, have prepared a brief guide to help physicians.

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Conference To Examine Racism in Health Care Delivery

Special workshops and the screening of the documentary, The Deadliest Disease in America, will be part of a conference that will examine racism in health care delivery on Saturday, March 20, 2010, 9:30 am, at the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium.

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In This Issue

Letter Addresses Concerns Over Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

Webinar Will Help You Prepare for HIT Development

Legislators Learn about HIT Development in NC

NC OB-GYN Society Announces 2010 Annual Meeting

NCOA Set to Hold Annual CME Meeting

Symposium to Focus on Integrated Care

NC Attorney General Wants Your Feedback on the Controlled Substances Reporting System

North Carolina Immunization Program Changes Made

Honor a Special Physician on National Doctor’s Day, March 30th

NCMS Remembers Edith Hutto Holt, MD

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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