Bulletin for 5-21-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 22 – May 21, 2010

Featured Stories

BREAKING NEWS: Physicians File Lawsuit on FTC’s Red Flags Rule

The American Medical Association (AMA), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia today filed a suit in federal court seeking to prevent the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from extending identify theft regulations to physicians.

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NCMS Board of Directors Sets Priorities to Help Physicians Prepare for Changes to the Health Care System

At its annual strategic planning retreat last weekend, the NCMS Board of Directors focused its attention on helping members prepare for impending changes to the health care system.

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US House Set to Vote on Bill that Includes New Proposal to Address SGR

The US House of Representatives is expected to consider early next week a new proposal that addresses the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) used to determine the Medicare physician reimbursement fees.

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NCMS Physician Medicare Survey

In light of current legislative efforts to seek a permanent fix to the Medicare payment system, the NCMS requests your response to a four (4) question survey on your practice’s status on caring for Medicare patients. Take the survey now.

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In This Issue

NCMS Continues to Seek Signatures for Petition to the Stop Medicare Meltdown

PAC Pulse Keeps You in the Know

DOI to Aetna: Mid-Level Reimbursement Cut Did Not Comply with S877

BCBSNC Provider Contract Addendum Approved by DOI

Radiation Oncologists Hold Follow-up Meeting with BCBSNC on IMRT Policies

Midwifery Joint Committee Votes Down Licensure of Certified Professional Midwives

Medical Board Convenes Task Force on Specialty and Board Certification Advertising

NCMS Hosts Meeting to Discuss Potential for State Demonstration Program for Alternatives to Medical Tort Litigation

Medicaid Alert: Attention PCS Providers and Referring Physicians

Is Your Practice in Compliance? FTC to Enforce Red Flags Rule Starting June 1

Save the Date for the 2010 NCMS Annual Meeting, October 22-24

Review Panel Seeking Applicants for NC Medical Board

2011 NCMS Leadership College Seeking Nominations!

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work For You

NCMS Remembers

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Meetings & Events

Quality Improvement 101: A Toolbox for Improvement.
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NC Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
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NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium
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