Bulletin for 6-18-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 26 – June 18, 2010

Featured Stories

Legislative Update: State Budget in Turmoil

The NCMS legislative team has been working aggressively this week to address a revenue shortfall in the 2010-11 budget and to safeguard access to medical services in the Medicaid program.

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BCBSNC Mailing Out Provider Contract Addendum This Week

The NCMS worked extensively with BCBSNC to ensure that their latest contract addendum met the criteria of the fair contracting law passed last year; this addendum has now been finalized and was mailed by BCBSNC to practices yesterday.

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SGR Update: Agreement Reached on Extension of SGR Fix

Reports from Capitol Hill this morning indicate that Senate leaders have reached agreement on a six-month extension of a fix for the Medicare physician payment rate.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: RACs Expand within Medicare, into Medicaid

Physicians, practices, and facilities that provide services under Medicare Parts A or B are very familiar with recovery audit contractors (RACs). Read on to see how health reform has impacted RACs and physician practices.

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In This Issue

Medical Board Continues to Consider Draft Policy on Telemedicine

ECU Brody School of Medicine Cited for Achieving “Social Mission”

Dr. Willson Re-Elected at AMA 2010 Annual Meeting

NCMS Members Attend AMA Organized Medical Staff Section Annual Meeting

Dr. E. Harvey Estes Jr. To Be Honored for Career Achievement

Call for Resolutions for the 2010 NCMS House of Delegates

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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