Bulletin for 6-25-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 27 – June 25, 2010

Featured Stories

HR 3962 Headed for President’s Signature; Will Update Medicare Physician Payments

Shortly after 7:00 Eastern time Thursday evening, the House passed H.R. 3962, which provides a 2.2 percent Medicare fee schedule update for physician services through November 2010. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 417 to 1. Since the same legislation passed the Senate last week, the bill will be sent promptly to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

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Legislative Update: Clock Ticking on 2010 Budget Negotiations

The North Carolina General Assembly is moving quickly to wrap up 2010-2011 budget negotiations. While there is no set date that the General Assembly will adjourn, both House and Senate leadership have publicly stated that they hope to pass a budget by early July

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Focus on Health Care Reform: Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Sec 3022)

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are an emerging health care delivery model comprised of groups of providers that join together to coordinate and improve quality and efficiency of health care by fostering greater accountability in the delivery of health care.

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Doctors Use White Coat Wednesday to Address NC Medicaid Reimbursement

Scholars from the 2010 NC Medical Society Leadership College, as well as physicians from the OB/GYN, American College of Physicians, Ophthalmology and Dermatology specialty societies gathered in Raleigh this week for White Coat Wednesday.

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In This Issue

PECOS Enrollment Deadlines Clarified

State Dermatology Society Recognized for Advocacy Work

Physicians in the News

Physician FYI

Last Call for Nominations

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work for You

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Meetings & Events

NC Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
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NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium
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