Bulletin for 7-30-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 32 – July 30, 2010

Featured Stories

Significant Incentives and Penalties Under Meaningful Use Final Rule

You have probably heard about the significant financial incentives available to physicians and hospitals that adopt and achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. But did you know that physicians and hospitals that fail to demonstrate meaningful use by 2015 face reimbursement reductions?

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NC Physician Institute for Quality Enhancement Offers Workshop for MDs Who Want to Champion Healthcare Improvement

The NCPIQE (NC Physician Institute for Quality Enhancement), Wake AHEC and the NCMS Foundation will provide an interactive workshop for physicians interested in championing healthcare quality improvement, August 27 and 28.

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Focus on Health System Reform: Health Benefit Exchanges, Part 2

Learn more about the types of insurance coverage that will be available in North Carolina’s Exchange.

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BCBSNC Implementing Policy Changes to Some CPT Codes

Effective November 1, 2010, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will be implementing policy changes to specific Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes. The changes will affect multiple surgery reduction procedures and are consistent with BCBSNC’s multiple procedure payment policies.

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Medical Board Approves Final Draft of Telemedicine Policy

On Friday, July 23, 2010 the North Carolina Medical Board met and gave final passage to a Board policy on Telemedicine.

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In This Issue

Medical Board Drafts Re-Entry Rules

CMS Announces Imaging Demonstration Project

NCMS Exec Assumes New Leadership Role

Drexdal Pratt Appointed to Head DHSR

North Carolina ENTs Convene

Sports Medicine Symposium Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Nominate an Outstanding Physician Leader for the Harris Award!

NCMS Welcomes New Student Members

An Invitation from the President of the NCMS, Douglas D. Sheets, MD, to Attend the 2010 NCMS Annual Meeting

Triangle Area Physicians: Last Chance to Register for Health Care Forum

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

NC Dermatology Association Summer Meeting
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Carolinas Chapter/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting
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NC Spine Society Annual Meeting
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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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