Bulletin for 5-7-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 20 – May 7, 2010

Featured Stories

Medical Board Assembles Task Force on Specialty and Board Certification Advertising

In November of last year the North Carolina Medical Board considered the adoption of a proposed rule concerning physician advertising of specialty board certification. In response to the many public comments received by the NCMB regarding this proposal, the Medical Board has appointed a task force to gather more information, receive testimony and study the matter.

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Lawyer at Plaintiffs’ Firm on Hospital Board: Cumberland Doctors Take Action

A new trustee on the governing board of Cape Fear Valley Health System has stirred some controversy, as doctors worry over potential conflict of interest due to the board member’s work as a lawyer at a plaintiffs’ firm.

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NCMS Dismisses Compliance Dispute With BCBSNC Over October 2009 Contract Addendum

In December 2009, the NCMS filed a settlement compliance dispute against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) in reference to a contract addendum that BCBSNC issued last year. BCBSNC, with input from the NCMS and other organizations, recently crafted a more acceptable addendum, leading the NCMS to dismiss the compliance dispute.

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Check Your 1/5/10 to 2/21/10 Medicare Claims

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified a problem where claims were not automatically crossing over to supplemental payers even though the provider remittance advice indicated otherwise.

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In This Issue

More Names Added in Drive to “Stop the Medicare Meltdown”

Moratorium Proposed on New Beds for 2011 State Medical Facilities Plan

State Health Plan Cuts Enforcement Efforts of New Tobacco Cessation Program

NCMS Assesses May 4 Primary Results

Raleigh Chamber Hosts Health Care Policy Forum

NC’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Retirement

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work for You

Medical Justice offers Red Flags Rule Compliance Program

Webinar To Feature “Patient Centered Medical Homes”

Need Help Deciphering EHR Incentives and Health Reform? Take Advantage of Upcoming Webinar

Nominations Wanted for Leadership Positions

Haiti Relief Update

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Meetings & Events

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NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium
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  • dennis layton md

    If SGR is not fixed, MC pts. access to care will decline, and primary care physician supply will decline even further.