Bulletin for July 9, 2010

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 61 Issue 29 – July 9, 2010

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NCMS Earns Commitment from State for N.C. Medicaid Contract Fix

Late Wednesday, the North Carolina Medical Society received assurances from state officials that an obscure and problematic provision in the Medicaid Provider Agreement would be fixed. The provision places a physician practice in breach of its contract with Medicaid when the practice pays a billing company a percentage of collections on Medicaid claims.

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NCMS ACO Summit Seeks to Encourage Physicians to Become Engaged in Development of New Health Care Delivery Models

NCMS President Douglas D. Sheets, MD, has called for an Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Summit to be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, 10:30am – 2:30pm, at the NCMS headquarters in Raleigh.

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NCMS Case against United Allowed to Proceed

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals handed the NCMS and other state medical societies a major victory this week in a legal fight concerning unfair business practices by managed care companies.

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NC Legislators Work Toward Adjournment

Legislators are moving fast to wrap up the short session and adjourn by this weekend; the NCMS is monitoring several pending bills of interest during this last-minute frenzy.

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In This Issue

Focus on Health Care Reform: Alternatives to Current Medical Tort Litigation

Letter to NCMB Addresses Advertising of Specialty and Board Certification

State Launches New HIT Website

NC Physician In Line to Head Federation of State Physician Health Programs

Physician FYI

Staff Rounds

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Meetings & Events

07/16/2010
NC Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
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07/23/2010
NCMS Sports Medicine Symposium
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08/06/2010
NC Dermatology Association Summer Meeting
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Contact Info

Address:
PO Box 27167
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone:
1.919.833.3836
1.800.722.1350 (NC only)

Fax:
1.919.833.2023 FAX

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