Bulletin for March 2, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 9 – March 2, 2012

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Update on Medicaid’s Move to Require Direct Enrollment of PAs

In the March Medicaid Bulletin issued this week, DMA again announced that physician assistants are eligible to enroll directly as Medicaid providers. The article confusingly states that PAs “may be enrolled effective April 1.” It is not clear if April is the new deadline that DMA has set for the submission of enrollment applications.

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BCBSNC Pursues Appeal of DOI Decision on Multiple Radiology Reduction Policy

BCBSNC has appealed the DOI’s decision to an administrative hearing officer. Quickly after BCBSNC filed its appeal, the NCMS, NCHA, and NCRS requested to intervene in the case and were granted full-party status by the Hearing Officer. As full parties, the three organizations will help the DOI defend its position that BCBSNC must follow the fair contracting statutes before implementing the radiology policy.

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Foundation’s Leadership College Participates in CCL Training

The NCMS Foundation’s Leadership College II attended a training session this weekend with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro. The session was designed to provide Leadership College graduates with the knowledgebase and resources to effectively teach and mentor future Leadership College participants.

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In This Issue

Were you Notified to Revalidate for Medicare?

Upcoming CMS Provider Calls and Webinars

Free E-Prescribing Webinar Scheduled for March 14–Register Today!

Comings & Goings: NCMS Announces Staff Changes

NCMS FAQ of the Week: Practice Policy and Procedures

Monitor Election and Legislative News with the PAC Pulse

Nominations Sought for NCMS Leadership Positions

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

Getting to the Heart of Things: Cardiovascular Update – Fayetteville
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Physician Nurses & Allied Health Open Door Forum: Extender Bill Update & More
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Webinar: E-Prescribing and CMS
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Contact Info

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