Bulletin for May 4, 2012

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 63 Issue 18 – May 4, 2012

Featured Stories

NCMS and PAI Release Documentary Warning Practices About Consequences of Medicare Audits

Yesterday the NCMS and the Physicians Advocacy Institute, Inc., (PAI) released a documentary detailing the two-year ordeal that Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine (ECIM) experienced during a Medicare audit.

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They Just Aren’t Getting It: Medicaid Again Announces Enrollment Deadline for PAs & NPs

In its May 2012 Bulletin, the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) has again announced that it will require direct enrollment of all physician assistants and nurse practitioners who treat Medicaid patients.

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NCMS Recommends Clarification by NC Medical Board on e-Prescribing

The NCMS met recently with representatives of the NC Medical Board to discuss elements of the Board’s position statement entitled ‘Writing of Prescriptions’ that appear to discourage or prohibit licensees from e-prescribing controlled substances.

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In This Issue

CIGNA Announces 90-Day Claim Submission Requirement

Vote for NCMS Members on Tuesday, May 8

NC House Sets Budget Schedule for 2012 Session

More Trouble Ahead for Mental Health

Upcoming Deadlines to Comment on CMS ICD-10 Delay, Stage 2 Meaningful Use

NPIs Must Be Included in Medicare and Medicaid Claims as of June 2012

NCMS Partners with NC Bar Association for End-of-Life Video

Volunteers Needed for Skin Screening at the NC Legislature

Update: Photo ID Now Required for Certain Controlled Substances

NCMS Member Completes Elective with Society To Learn More about Physician Advocacy

New Physicians and PAs Enjoy Reception at NCMS

NC Practice Announces Selection as CMS Program Demonstration Site

Member Benefit: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Offers Specialty Mortgage Financing through its Doctor Loan Program

Nominations Sought for NCMS Leadership Positions

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Meetings & Events

05/11/2012
ICD-10-CM Training & Implementation Issues for the Provider Office – Boone, NC
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05/16/2012
ICD-10-CM Training & Implementation Issues for the Provider Office – Rocky Mount, NC
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06/01/2012
ICD-10-CM Training & Implementation Issues for the Provider Office – Fayetteville, NC
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