Bulletin for 8-27-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 36 – August 27, 2010

Featured Stories

Governor Addresses NC Medicaid Rates

Governor Beverly Perdue today announced her intention to roll back Medicaid provider rate reductions that were to be implemented next week. The announcement came in a meeting this morning with representatives of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) and the North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association (NCHFA).

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NCMS Offers Comment on NC Statewide Health Information Exchange Operational Plan

In a letter sent August 23, 2010, the NCMS provided input on the draft North Carolina Statewide Health Information Exchange Operational Plan. Read on to see NCMS’s thoughts on the plan.

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Managed Care Officials Field Health System Reform Questions before Physician Audience in Greensboro

On Monday, August 23, 2010, members of the Triad-area physician community attended a forum with third party payer medical directors and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: National Health Care Workforce Commission

In an attempt to address the inevitable shortage of medical providers the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has called for the creation of a National Health Care Workforce Commission.

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Health Reform and You: NCMS and News Channel 14 to Convene a Public Discussion on Reform

The NCMS is partnering with News Channel 14 to convene a televised forum on September 22 in Charlotte to engage leaders in the health care sector, elected officials, and the public on the implementation of health system reform legislation.

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In This Issue

CMS Issues Reminder on January 2011 Target for Testing Transaction Using ICD-10 Code Sets

Physicians Will Talk Politics and Health Care at Asheville Breakfast Meeting

Medicaid Official Discusses Health System Reform in Visit to Triangle

NCMS Foundation Offers Opportunity to Honor Women in Medicine and Promote Access to Health Care

Deadlines Approaching — Act Today!

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

NC Spine Society Annual Meeting
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NC Orthopaedic Annual Meeting
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2010 NC Medical Society Annual Meeting
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