Bulletin for June 4, 2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 24, 6-4-2010

Featured Stories

Medicaid Provider Rate Cut Still Possible

The $18 million dollar cut, detailed in last week’s Action Alert to Medicaid provider rate reimbursement has not been fully addressed, but thanks to hundreds of emails and phone calls from NCMS members, the House has included a provision that allows debate on this issue to continue.

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NCMS Members: Please Help Us Rank Priorities

As reported earlier in the Bulletin, the NCMS Board of Directors met recently and focused its attention on helping members prepare for impending changes to the health care system. The Board identified six key priorities and seeks input from NCMS members.

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Focus on Health System Reform – The Medical Loss Ratio

Many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Act) focus on changing the way health insurance companies collect and spend premium revenues. One of these provisions is known as the medical loss ratio (Sec. 1001 of the Act).

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In This Issue

Physicians Considering Whether to Opt-Out of Medicare

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Names MD as New Executive Director

NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Physicians Foundation: Doctors and Patients Need Long-Term Medicare Solutions

Ad Campaign Calls for Senators to Fix Medicare Now

Grant Seeks to Address Shortage of Family Physicians in NC

Nominations Wanted for Leadership Positions

Staff Rounds: Your NCMS Staff at Work for You

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Meetings & Events

Quality Improvement 101: A Toolbox for Improvement.
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NC Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
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NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium
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