Bulletins

The weekly e-newsletter of the North Carolina Medical Society

  • Action Needed Now to Support S1776

    Action Needed Now to Support S1776

    Monday, October 19th the United States Senate will consider S 1776, known as the Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009, introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Without the passage of this important legislation, you will see a 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement as of January 1, 2010. Your action is needed today.

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  • Health Care System Reform Draws More Debate

    More questions were raised about proposed health care system reform legislation as the Baucus health care reform bill was voted out of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Senator Olympia Snowe (R, Maine) sided with Democrats to give the proposed plan a favorable recommendation. Senate leaders are now seeking to craft a single Senate package for floor consideration.

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  • More H1N1 Vaccine Heading to NC

    State public health officials are awaiting more shipments of H1N1 flu vaccine as initial supplies have been depleted at clinics across the state. Supplies of the vaccine are being shipped to North Carolina and other states from the federal stockpile and are expected to arrive next week.

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  • 2010 State Medical Facilities Plan Approved

    The North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) met in Raleigh on Friday, October 9, 2009. At this meeting, the Council adopted the 2010 State Medical Facilities Plan, including approval […]

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  • A Beautiful Way to Support Your NCMS Foundation: Silent Auction of Photo Contest Pictures and More

    A Beautiful Way to Support Your NCMS Foundation: Silent Auction of Photo Contest Pictures and More

    This year’s NCMS Member Photo Contest produced some beautiful artwork from our members. The 13 finalists will be featured in the 2010 NCMS Calendar. These prints will be on display […]

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  • Dr. Kanof Receives Johnson Award

    The Dr. George Johnson Jr. EMS Award for 2009 was given to Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD, at the 36th annual Emergency Medicine Today conference in Greensboro on October 6, 2009. […]

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  • NCMS Joins NC Public Health in Celebrating A Century of Public Health Service and Leadership

    On June 16, 1909, at the NCMS annual meeting in Asheville, delegates gave their blessing to the formation of what would become the North Carolina Public Health program.  That event […]

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  • Bulletin for 10-9-2009

    Bulletin for 10-9-2009

    Bulletin Volume 60 Issue 47 10-9-09 Featured Stories New BCBSNC Addendum BCBSNC has sent out contract addenda to many physician practices in order to comply with Senate Bill 877 Fair […]

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  • New BCBSNC Addendum

    BCBSNC has sent out contract addenda to many physician practices in order to comply with Senate Bill 877 Fair Contracting. Senate Bill 877 was a major legislative priority of North Carolina physicians and medical group managers in the 2009 session. NCMS is reviewing the BCBSNC addenda and has concerns related to the contact notice provision, pricing policy disclosure, availability of new fees and other provisions.

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  • BCBSA Security Breach

    Providers with BCBSNC will receive a letter this week, from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), notifying them of a provider data security breach.

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