Bulletin for January 6, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 1 – January 6, 2012

Featured Stories

New HHS Rule Aims to Cut Paperwork, Saving Physicians Time and Money

A new regulation announced Thursday by the US Department of Health and Human Services establishes Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) standards that, when implemented by health plans, will save physician practices and hospitals between $3 billion to $4.5 billion over the next ten years.

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Medicare Physician Reimbursement Cut Still Looms

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently developing the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) to implement the zero percent update that was included in the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Act signed by President Obama on December 23, 2011.

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Public Payor News

Get more information on the 2012 Medicare participation enrollment extension; the status of CMS’s feedback reports; important changes in Medicare for 2012; and NC physicians named as innovation advisors to CMS.

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In This Issue

CMS Provides Archive on ACO Forums and Information on Medicare Shared Savings and Advance Payment Models

NCMS Member News

Specialty Societies Meeting Update: ACP Scientific Session

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Meetings & Events

2012 NC Dermatology Annual Meeting
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Webinar: HIPAA 5010
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Second Annual Duke Electrophysiology Summit
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