Bulletin for February 5, 2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 5 – February 5, 2010

Featured Stories

Health Care Reform: Looking for Direction

Health system reform legislation has switched from the fast lane to park as Congressional leaders ponder what direction they might want to take. The NCMS remains committed to its long-standing position that changes are needed in health care delivery.

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Health Care Community Comments on Medicaid Provider Agreement

The NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) recently sought feedback from provider representatives about concerns over the new Medicaid provider agreement. The North Carolina Medical Society, in coordination with other organizations, has submitted a written proposal of suggested changes to the agreement.

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CMS Designates Advanced Imaging Accrediting Bodies

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 requires providers who wish to continue providing advanced imaging services to Medicare patients to obtain accreditation from one of three national organizations by January 1, 2012.

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In This Issue

BCBSNC Announces Changes Regarding Restricted-Access Drugs

New Codes Prompt BCBSNC to Update Medical Policies

BCBS Association Extends Activation Deadline for Free Credit Monitoring Service

PractEssentials Offers Lunchtime Lesson on New Consulting Code Changes

Webinar: Learn About the Proposed Meaningful Use Content and Comment Period

Caring for Caregivers Workshop Announced

Haitian Relief Update

Duke Physician Appointed to Ophthalmology Board

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons CODEquest Coding College
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Quality Improvement 101: A Toolbox for Improvement
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NC Neurological Society Annual Meeting
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Raleigh, NC 27611

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