Bulletins

The weekly e-newsletter of the North Carolina Medical Society

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    Show your support of the NCMS and get the latest news in health care by becoming a fan on Facebook or following us on Twitter!        Back to Bulletin

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  • Bulletin for 2/12/2010

    Bulletin for 2/12/2010

    Volume 61 Issue 6 – February 12, 2010 Featured Stories Medicare Physician Payment Update On Thursday, the AMA informed the NCMS that Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and […]

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  • Medicare Physician Payment Update

    On Thursday, the AMA informed the NCMS that Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and ranking member Charles Grassley (R-IA) had released the draft of a bipartisan jobs bill, known as the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which has several provisions that impact health care.

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  • NC Supreme Court Puts Aside Critical Questions re: Community Standard of Care

    The General Assembly enacted legislation in 1976 limiting physician liability to situations where the plaintiff proves that the defendant physician failed to meet the applicable standard in the same or similar communities. Recently, the NC Court of Appeals in Swink v. Weintraub declined to reverse a decision against Dr. Weintraub even though the trial court admitted testimony from plaintiff’s medical experts who were not required to testify, as to their opinions, in the context of the “same or similar community” standard of care. Read on for more details on the case and decision and to see how the NCMS is responding…

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  • Senator Burr Updates His Position on Health Care Reform Legislation

    U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) continues to oppose H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a letter to the NCMS (January 29, 2010), Burr explained that he voted against the bill because he does not believe the legislation “is the right prescription for America’s health care system.”

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  • UHC Expands Successful Physician Advocate Program

    In recent years UnitedHealthcare (UHC) had been rated among the worst insurers in NC in terms of provider satisfaction.  So in 2008, UHC targeted NC as one of eight states […]

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  • UHC Revises Claim Reconsideration Form

    UnitedHealthcare has revised its Claim Reconsideration Request form for contracting physicians, hospitals, and other health care professionals.  The minor changes are meant to clarify that claim reconsideration is not part […]

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  • PCI Compliance required in 2010

    In July of 2010, all credit card processing equipment are required to be PCI Compliant in order to avoid incurring substantial fines by the Visa and MasterCard Associations.  Don’t pay […]

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  • New HIPAA Regulations Meet HITECH Requirements

    There are new HIPAA regulations going into effect on February 18, 2010 as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was part of […]

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  • CCME EHR Services Corrects Registration Link For EHR Webinar 5

    The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) EHR Services reports there was an error with one of two registration links for its EHR Webinar 5 on February 23 and 26. […]

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