Bulletin for 6-11-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 25, June 11, 2010

Featured Stories

Legislators Work Toward Agreement on Final Budget FY 2010-11

Medicaid Budget: With both the Senate and House budget proposals in place, the General Assembly has begun the process of reaching an agreement on the final budget for 2010-11. Conferees working on the Health and Human Services Budget have recognized that both versions of the budget include an $18.6 million unauthorized reduction in Medicaid payments to physicians and other health care providers.

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“Stop The Medicare Meltdown” Petition Campaign Being Extended

The NCMS and other state medical societies were asked this week to continue seeking signatures for the Stop the Medicare Meltdown petition led by the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The campaign would be extended through the August Congressional recess, as lawmakers continue to apply only temporary fixes to delay the scheduled cuts to Medicare physician payments.

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Focus on Health Care Reform – PQRI Participation Becomes Mandatory to Avoid Penalties in 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, signed into law on March 23rd, implements many changes to the way physicians practice medicine. Efforts to enhance the quality of care and expand reporting requirements for physicians are among the notable changes. Effective 2015, the law will impose a 1.5% penalty on Medicare reimbursement for physicians who do not participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)…

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In This Issue

NC DHHS Unveils Poster in Campaign to Stop Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

Physicians Helping to Develop North Carolina’s Health Information Exchange

2011 NCMS Leadership College Nominations Deadline Extended to June 30, 2010!

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work for You

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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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