Bulletin for 7-16-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 30 – July 16, 2010

Featured Stories

NCMS ACO Summit to Help Physicians with Development of New Health Care Delivery Models

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains provisions for the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which are part of impending changes in the health care delivery system. See how an upcoming NCMS event can help make sense of ACOs.

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Final Rule for Meaningful Use Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register a final rule on meaningful use as part of an effort to expand the use of electronic health records (EHR).

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Focus on Health Care Reform: New In-office Ancillary Services Disclosure Requirement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposed new disclosure requirements on physicians who refer Medicare or Medicaid patients to in-office ancillary imaging services. The new requirement applies to services rendered on or after January 1, 2010. Click here to read more.

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State Budget, Medicaid Funding and Revenue Shortfall Highlight 2010 Legislative Session

The 2010 Legislative Short Session officially adjourned at 5:32 am on Saturday, July 10, following a marathon session that included debate and amendments to key bills considered during the final hours. The primary focus of the past nine weeks has been balancing the State budget during a time of unprecedented revenue shortfalls. For a breakdown of the General Assembly’s budget as it relates to Medicaid funding, as well as a recap of major legislative issues of interest to the NC Medical Society, please click here.

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In This Issue

NCMS Signs Letter of Support for Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2010

Influenza Vaccine for Older Patients Covered under Medicare Part B

Physician FYI

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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NC Dermatology Association Summer Meeting
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Raleigh, NC 27611

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