Bulletin for March 23, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 12 – March 23, 2012

Featured Stories

Assessment of Audit Contractors Reveals Failure to Identify Overpayments

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a report entitled “Early Assessment of Audit of Medicaid Integrity Contractors,” which found that 81% of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) pre-screened audits undertaken to fight waste, fraud and abuse in Medicaid were either unable or unlikely to identify overpayments during a recent six-month period.

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Affordable Care Act Marks Two Year Anniversary

One year after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known as the “Affordable Care Act,” took effect, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report summarizing some of the achievements of the health reform law.

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Residency Programs Join NCMS For Free

The NCMS offers dues-exempt enrollment for residents and fellows who enroll as part of an accredited residency training program.

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Eastern NC Members Asked To Help Their Community during April 25 “Doctors on Call” at WITN-TV

The NCMS and the Pitt County Medical Society will host “Doctors on Call” at WITN-TV in Greenville on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm to give local area viewers the opportunity to speak directly with physicians about their health concerns. Physician volunteers are needed to cover the phones in two-hour shifts to respond to medical questions.

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In This Issue

NC Dermatology Association Named ‘Model State Society’

Cervical Cancer-Free NC Launches Resource Directory for Patients

NCMS FAQ of the Week: Career Center

Honor a Special Physician for National Doctor’s Day

Are you a Social Media Fan of the Medical Society?

Nominations Sought for NCMS Leadership Positions

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

Nephrology Update 2012: A Case-Based Approach
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Physician, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum
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NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting
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Contact Info

PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

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