Bulletin for April 20, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 16 – April 20, 2012

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Medical Lawsuits Down Since Oct. 1; Calls for ‘Tort Reform Credit’

The Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) recently reported that since the October 1, 2011 effective date of both the Senate Bill 33 and House Bill 542, lawsuits filed against physicians insured by Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina has declined.

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Advocacy Work Continues — Even When Legislators Are Out of Session

With the 2012 Short Session quickly approaching on May 16, legislators and staff are busy wrapping up interim study committee work, preparing bills for introduction or further action and developing the fiscal adjustments for the second year of the biennium budget.

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PAI Comments on CMS Proposed Overpayment Rule

This week, the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI), Inc. sent a letter on behalf of more than 100 professional medical associations to CMS reporting concerns about the “Returning and Reporting of Overpayments” proposed rule made effective in February 2012.

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In This Issue

NC House CON Committee Postpones Action to 2013

White Coat Wednesdays: A Way to Get Involved in Legislative Advocacy

HHS Announces First Significant HIPAA Enforcement Settlement Involving Physician Practice

Survey Findings: Young Physicians Uncertain About the Future of Health Care

Volunteer for ‘Doctors on Call’ April 25 in Greenville

Join the NCMS for Newly Licensed Physicians and PAs Reception April 26

NCMS to Offer Free Webinar About Medical Audit Awareness and Prevention

Upcoming NC HIE Roadshows for Physicians

Hospital Geographic Expansion is a Rising Trend

NC DPH Offers Updated Memos about Vector Borne Diseases

Nominations Open for NCMS John Huske Anderson Award

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NC Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting
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Selected Topics in Endocrine Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
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