Bulletin for May 25, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 21 – May 25, 2012

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NCMS Creates Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership

NCMS celebrates Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD, with an endowment that will support the NCMS Leadership College and the newly created Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership.

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Blue Cross Retreats on Imaging Reimbursement Reductions

BCBSNC released a statement this week to announce they are again delaying implementation of a controversial corporate medical policy that would have unilaterally cut reimbursement by $16 million a year for certain radiology procedures.

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Medicaid Reimbursement Shortfall Filled Through the End of June

This week, the NC House moved to pass SB 797 – Ensure Timely Payment of 2012 Medicaid Costs sponsored by Senators Brunstetter (R-Forsyth), Hunt (R-Wake) and Stevens (R-Wake).

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In This Issue

NC House Approves Continuation Budget Proposal

Scope of Practice Bills Update

Professional Regulation, Public Safety Threatened by FTC Order

AMA Urges Members to Support Medicare Patient Empowerment Act

Volunteers Needed for “Doctor of the Day” in June

HHS, North Shore Medical Labs and AHIMA Offer EHR Donation Program for Underserved Areas

AMA Launches Resource to Help Practices Understand Impact of Accepting Payer and Patient Credit Cards

NCMS FAQ of the Week: Disposing of Paper Medical Records

Early-Bird Registration and Hotel Cutoff Date for 2012 Sports Medicine Symposium Coming Up June 1

NCMS Members to be Inducted into Raleigh Hall of Fame

UNC Journalism Student Receives NCMS Scholarship and Week-Long Internship

Nominations Sought for NCMS Leadership Positions

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Meetings & Events

ICD-10-CM Training & Implementation Issues for the Provider Office – Fayetteville, NC
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ICD-10-CM Training & Implementation Issues for the Provider Office – Asheville, NC
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Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: Navigating the Updated Attestation Portal (Webinar)
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