Bulletin for 9-16-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 37 – September 16, 2011

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Breaking News: MedPAC Addresses SGR Issue

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is considering a proposal to address the sustainable growth rate (SGR) used to determine physician Medicare reimbursement fees.

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DMA Announces Requirement To Direct Enroll PAs and NPs

In its September bulletin to all providers, the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) announced a new requirement for all physician assistants and nurse practitioners to direct enroll in Medicaid. It is the North Carolina Medical Society’s understanding that the elimination of “incident to” billing and new fee schedules for these non-physician practitioners will follow on the heels of the enrollment effort.

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House Select Committee Studies Certificate of Need Law

The House Select Committee on Certificate of Need Process and Related Hospital Issues met on Wednesday, September 14 to hear an overview of the Certificate of Need program in North Carolina.

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In This Issue

NC Medical Board To Discuss Its Position on Self Treatment and Treatment of Others

Potential for Reduced Battery Performance Behind Recall of Medtronic Model 8637 SynchroMedII Implantable Fusion Pump

FDA Medwatch: Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms with Zofran

EHR Loan Program Expands to All of North Carolina — Contact NCMS Foundation for Assistance

Federal Grants Aid Health Care Development in NC

UHC Hosts HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Workshops

NCMS Offers PQRS Submission Discounts Through Covisint DocSite

CMS Clinical Quality Measures Presentation Available Online

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Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

Toxicology Conference 2011
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NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting
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CMS Physician, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum
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