Bulletin for 9-30-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 39 – September 30, 2011

Featured Stories

Medical Liability Reforms Take Effect on Saturday

Provisions of Senate Bill 33 – Medical Liability Reforms will take effect on Saturday, October 1, 2011, in North Carolina.

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BCBSNC and Allscripts Team Up To Offer EHR to Eligible Physicians; NCMS Foundation Offers Assistance In Helping Physicians with EHR

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina announced this week that it will collaborate with Allscripts to make Electronic Health Records (EHRs) available to more than 750 North Carolina physicians.

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Update on Insurance Commissioner’s MLR Waiver Request

Read the latest developments regarding Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s request of the federal government to grant a statewide waiver from the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision contained in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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In This Issue

House Select Committee on CON Announces Meeting Schedule

State Budget Conflicted on Therapy Services Under Medicaid

October 3 Deadline Looms for Medicare EHR Incentive Participants

Medicare eRx Payment Adjustment — November 1, 2011 Deadline Approaching

New Initiative Launched to Strengthen Primary Care

Final 2011 ACO Accelerated Development Learning Session To Be Held in Baltimore

2012 NCMS Leadership College Scholars Announced

Federal Grant To Help Create Healthier Communities in NC

Wilmington Clinic To Offer Care to Veterans

Charlotte Physician Endows New Award to Recognize Basic Research

Brunswick County Physicians Celebrate Legislative Victories at County’s Annual Meeting

Honor a Special Physician Assistant during PA Appreciation Week!

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS At Work For You

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Meetings & Events

HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Workshop presented by UnitedHealthcare – Charlotte
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HIPAA 5010 & ICD-10 Workshop presented by UnitedHealthcare – Asheville
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HIPAA 5010 & ICD-10 Workshop presented by UnitedHealthcare – Winston-Salem
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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