Bulletin for March 9, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 10 – March 9, 2012

Featured Stories

Medicare Decisions Accountability Act Passes Committee; IPAB Repealed

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed HR 452, the “Medicare Decisions Accountability Act” by voice vote on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. HR 452 will repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to recommend Medicare cuts for physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers.

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Improved NC Medical Board Disciplinary Rules Receive Final Approval

On February 1, 2012, final approval was given to the NCMB’s proposed disciplinary rules, to fulfill the requirements of SB 958. The rules are now effective and were published in the March 1, 2012, NC Register.

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Election Season Brings Excitement, Opportunity to NC Physicians

The primary elections are only eight weeks away. From Congress to the North Carolina General Assembly, these races will shape the way you practice medicine.

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In This Issue

CMS Reopens 2013 eRx Hardship Exemption Request Period

Member News: Elizabeth Kanof, MD, to receive AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award

NCMS Members to Speak at NC SPIN Forum

Sign Up Today for PCMH Webinars and Training Sessions

NCMS FAQ of the Week: Charging for Medical Records

Honor a Special Physician for National Doctor’s Day

Tools to Promote Patient Safety Awareness Week, Each Week

The Physicians Foundation Wants to Your Input: Watch Your Mail for Latest Survey

Nominations Open for NCMS John Huske Anderson Award

In the News This Week…

Learning Opportunities Center

NCMS Dues Deductibility Statement

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Meetings & Events

Webinar: E-Prescribing and CMS
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Management Update
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New Trends in Primary Care
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