Bulletin for 8-5-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 31 – August 5, 2011

Featured Stories

SB 33 – Medical Liability Reforms: The Power of Organized Medicine

July 25, 2011 will be forever one of the most important days in the history of the North Carolina Medical Society. On that day the NC House voted 74-42 to override the Governor’s veto of SB 33-Medical Liability Reforms, allowing North Carolina to join a majority of states where medical liability reforms are already in place.

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Legislative Summary Highlights Major Accomplishments in 2011

There’s no question that enactment of Senate Bill 33-Medical Liability Reforms was the biggest achievement of the 2011 legislative session. However, SB 33 was one of 88 bills that were tracked by the NCMS legislative team because of their potential impact on physicians and patients in North Carolina.

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Debt Doomsday Averted, But Where Does That Leave Health Care?

Just hours before a midnight deadline Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that raised the federal debt ceiling, avoiding a default that would have far-reaching consequences, including the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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In This Issue

Version 5010 Transition Just Under Five Months Away

MOST Advance Care Planning Facilitators Certification Class Set for August 26 in Winston-Salem

Free Hotline To Help Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

NCBOT Seeking Physician Member

North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA) To Hold 2011 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session in Asheville in September

ProMutual Group Rebrands as Coverys

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work For You

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Meetings & Events

CMS Physician, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum
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NC Pediatric Society 2011 Annual Meeting
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NC Spine Society Annual Meeting
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