Bulletin for December 21, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 50 – December 21, 2012

Featured Stories

Make Plans Now for Any Disruptions Caused by “Going Over the Cliff”

With no immediate solution to the fiscal crisis apparent, NCMS and the American Medical Association are advising members to start making plans for steps they can take to mitigate any disruption and meet their own financial obligations in January, in case the 26.5 percent cut to Medicare reimbursement rates actually takes effect.

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NCMS Secures Historic Doc Pay Increase in Workers’ Comp

Starting in 2013, physicians will be compensated more fairly when they provide care to North Carolina’s sick and injured workers. Physicians will see a 30 percent increase on new- and established-patient office visits (CPT codes 99201-99205 and 99211-99215) and a 5 percent increase on all physical medicine services, including PT and occupational therapy.

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NCMS Holiday Closing Schedule and Contact Information

Due to renovations at the NCMS headquarters the building will be closed December 26-31 due to disruptions in phone service and server access. All emails sent to “ncmedsoc.org” addresses will be delivered when the server is accessible again, which is expected to be on December 31. Emergency e-mail and phone numbers have been set up.

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In This Issue

New Year, New Improved Communications!

NCMS Joins Hospitals and Radiologists in Filing Appeal against Decision in BCBS Dispute

Four New Trustees Appointed to Foundation Board

Only 10 Days Left to Qualify for a 2012 Charitable Deduction!

North Carolina Receives Bonus for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

AMA Board of Trustees Chair Speaks to Durham-Orange County Physicians, Residents

Get Paid for 2012: Stay Informed of Key EHR Program Deadlines

FAQ: Employer-Sponsored Coverage on W-2 Forms

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