Bulletin for 8-20-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 35 – August 20, 2010

Featured Stories

Proposed Medicaid Rate Cut Gets Media Attention

Today’s issue of the Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area includes a story about the proposed additional cut to the physician fee schedule, despite Congressional action to provide federal dollars to help ease the budget crunch for North Carolina’s Medicaid program.

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NCMS in Partnership to Launch NC Healthcare Information Exchange

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) are partnering with Moses Cone Health System and WakeMed Health & Hospitals to work with Thomson Reuters and CareEvolution to launch the North Carolina Healthcare Information Exchange (NCHEX).

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Focus on Health System Reform: Expanding Role of Medicaid

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expands state Medicaid eligibility to almost anyone under the age of 65 with income up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL), which will have a big impact at the state level. Read on to see how state groups are responding.

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Physician Input Needed on NCHIE Plan

The North Carolina Medical Society is encouraging physicians to review and comment on the Draft Operational Plan for the NC Health Information Exchange (NCHIE).

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In This Issue

Sold Out Webinar on HIT Development Now Available Online

August Open Door Forums on Electronic Health Records & ICD-10

BCBSNC Announces New Feature to Help Physicians Treat Out-of-Area Blue Patients

WellPath Select Issues Regulatory Addendum to Provider Contracts

Brody School of Medicine Welcomes New Class; Sets Membership Goal

Take Part in the NCMS ‘Refer a Friend’ Membership Program for a Chance to Win an iPad for You and a Colleague

Important Deadlines Approaching for the NCMS Annual Meeting — Don’t Miss These Opportunities

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

Carolinas Chapter/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting
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NC Spine Society Annual Meeting
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NC Orthopaedic Annual Meeting
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Contact Info

PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

1.919.833.2023 FAX

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