Bulletin for 9-24-2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 40 – September 24, 2010

Featured Stories

Medicaid Cuts Offer Lesson in Practice Economics 101

Governor Beverly Perdue’s announcement in late August to roll back a pending cut in Medicaid provider rates was welcome news to thousands of North Carolina physicians. Had the 1.35% cut in Medicaid physician payments been implemented, it would have sent another financial shock wave through practices already stressed by previous reductions and declining revenue.

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Focus on Health Care Reform: Six Months Later

The Affordable Care Act was enacted six months ago on March 23, 2010. Here are the reform measures that kicked-in this week on September 23rd – six months from the day of enactment:

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NCMS/News Channel 14 Forum on Health Care Reform Available to Members and Public

If you haven’t been able to view or take part in the “Health Care Reform and You” forum jointly produced by the NCMS and News Channel 14, you still have an opportunity to watch this important event.

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In This Issue

NC To Receive $2.5 Million for Primary Care Education

Medical Board Approves Changes to Licensure Application Question

Approved EHR Systems Vendor List for NC Expected in November

CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Program Integrity

Federal Government Seeks Comments on National Strategy for Quality

NCMS Leader Quoted in Article about Medical Advice on the Web

BCBSNC Announces $155 Million Refund

BCBSNC Addresses Blue e Issues

Photo Contest Results Are In — Voting Starts Next Week

Last Opportunity to Honor Women in Medicine and Promote Access to Health Care

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

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