Bulletin for 4-9-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 16 – April 9, 2010

Featured Stories

Physicians: Engage Your Patients and Community to Tackle the “Medicare Meltdown”

The North Carolina Medical Society this week joined with other medical societies throughout the U.S. to campaign for a permanent fix to the Medicare physician payment formula known as the SGR (sustainable growth rate). Physicians and their patients can now get involved in a grassroots effort to gather one million signatures on a petition asking for Congress to take action on the SGR.

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Physicians Organization Says Health Care Reform Bill Aggravates Physician Shortage

An op-ed published in two major newspapers this week says the new health care reform law overlooks the serious challenge posed by the present shortage of practicing physicians in the U.S.

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Are You Signed Up for the 2010 Legislative Advocacy “White Coat Wednesdays” Program ?

Legislative Advocacy Days let you learn more about the ins and outs of government affairs and how best to approach your legislator regarding health-care issues. Sign up today…

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Governor, General Assembly Dig into Budget Process

The Governor’s budget is expected to be released on April 20. The General Assembly’s appropriations subcommittees were meeting this week to begin the serious business of filling a $1 billion shortfall in the already-passed 2010-2011 spending plan.

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In This Issue

Magazine Examines Challenges Faced in Physician-Hospital Relations at Mission Hospital

Webinar To Feature “HIPAA 2.0: What’s New for 2010”

Mini-Seminar in May for Implementing Meaningful Use of EHR

Learn How to Protect and Preserve Your Computer System and Data

Webinar To Provide Overview of Central Fill Pharmacy

Addiction Medicine CME Event Set for April 23-24

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work for You

Physicians Honored on National Doctor’s Day

Nominations Sought for NCMGM Administrator of the Year Award

Nominations Wanted for NCMS Leadership Positions

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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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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