Bulletin for August 31, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 35 – August 31, 2012

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BCBSNC and Key Physicians Partner to Provide Collaborative Care in Wake County

BCBSNC and Key Physicians, an independent medical home network, announced last week that they will be launching an ACO that will provide improved, collaborative care to more than 48 medical practices in Wake County.

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CMS Finalizes One-Year Delay in ICD-10 to October 2014

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced a final rule that provides a one-year delay, from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014, in the compliance date for use of new ICD-10 codes.

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Claim EHR Incentive Payments Before They Become Penalties

As incentive payment amounts continue to decline, physicians and other health care professionals who wait to implement EHRs and attest to Meaningful Use are at risk to receive penalties instead of incentives.

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Final Weeks of Congressional Recess, Work To-Do in 2012

During these final weeks of the Congressional District Work Period, many NCMS members may have the opportunity to meet with or talk to their congressman or senators about the issues that remain unaddressed in Congress this year.

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In This Issue

Webinar for Specialists: Meeting Meaningful Use Requirements for CMS EHR Incentive Payments

NCMS Holds Practice Management Session Tailored to Physicians

It’s Almost Time for the NCMS 2012 Annual Meeting; September 12 is Deadline for Resolutions

NCMS Plan Awards Women’s Health Alliance a $15,000 Wellness Grant

Last Chance to Vote for the Photo Contest Winner

Medical Group Managers to Address Value-Driven Health Care at Fall Conference

Ninety-Four Percent of Patients Turn to Facebook for Medical Content

ECU Seeks Your Feedback Regarding Care Provided to Agricultural Workers

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Meetings & Events

Physician Practice Survival Conference
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NC Pediatric Society 2012 Annual Meeting
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2012 NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting
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