Bulletin for 6-10-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 23 – June 10, 2011

Featured Stories

General Assembly Sends Tort Reform to Gov. Perdue

Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reform is due to land on Governor Perdue’s desk this afternoon, after the General Assembly enacted the historic bill last night. The measure automatically becomes law after 10 days, unless the Governor signs or vetoes the bill before the waiting period ends.

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Still More Work To Do As Legislative Session Marches Toward Adjournment

The NCMS legislative team continues to track more than 200 bills in the current session of the NC General Assembly.

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NCMS Accountable Care Task Force Addresses Proposed ACO Regulation

On June 6, the North Carolina Medical Society submitted comments on the Proposed Rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Speakers Confirmed for July 16 ACO Seminar

More speakers have been confirmed for the July 16, 2011 seminar, “What Physicians Need to Know about ACOs and the Coming Revolution in Payment Practices.”

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In This Issue

CMS Extends Application Deadlines for the Pioneer ACO Model

Attestation to Meaningful Use Underway; CMS Offers Online Listing

Congresswoman Ellmers Introduces STEAM Act

Take Part in the 4th Annual NCMS Photo Contest!

In the News This Week…

Are You an Employed Physician? Check Out NCMS Programs Designed for You

2012 NCMS Leadership College Seeking Nominations

Nominate an Outstanding Physician Leader for the Harris Award

Learning Opportunities Center

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work For You

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