Bulletin for January 7, 2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 1 January 7, 2011

Featured Stories

Physicians: Talk with Legislative Leaders at Town Hall Events

The North Carolina Medical Society is hosting two Physician Town Halls this month, allowing physicians to talk with legislative leaders as the General Assembly prepares to convene on January 26, 2011. The NCMS urges you to attend one of these events to discuss legislative priorities and challenges in the 2011 session.

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CMS Launches New Physician Compare Website; Physicians Should Confirm Accuracy of Publicly Posted Information

Late last week, CMS launched the first phase of a searchable online physician directory for Medicare patients called Physician Compare and located at www.medicare.gov/find-a-doctor. However, the site is publicly available for non-Medicare patients to also peruse.

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Revised NCMS Model Medical Staff Bylaws Now Available

The North Carolina Medical Society’s updated Model Medical Staff Bylaws is now available to NCMS members

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Focus on Health System Reform: Preventive Care Benefits Available to Medicare Patients in 2011

To follow the recent Focus article describing the new Annual Wellness Visit, this article will list some additional new preventive care services that are available to Medicare beneficiaries with no coinsurance requirements as of January 1, 2011.

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In This Issue

Report Questions Independent Payment Advisory Board

Registration Begins for EHR Incentives

Jan. 12 Webinar Will Help to Prepare Your Practice for ICD-10

Websites Help Physicians Get Ready for 5010

2010 PQRI Incentives Still Available; Physicians, Don’t Miss Out

AHHC Offers Physician Guidance for Medicare Final Rule for Home Health Services

2010-2011 Flu Season Claims First Fatality in North Carolina

In the news this week…

Symposium on Hospice and Palliative Care

More Docs Wanted for Jan. 25 Health Hotline

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

ICD-10 Preparing Your Practice
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NC Dermatology Association Annual Meeting
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Durham-Orange CMS and NCMS Private Practice Physician Forum
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Contact Info

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Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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