Zika Virus Outbreak: Update #2

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on March 1, regarding the Zika virus in New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

1) Today, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing the first New Hampshire resident confirmed with Zika virus. The adult female patient contracted the virus after sexual contact with a male who had a compatible illness following travel to a country where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. The patient has fully recovered and is not pregnant.

Mumps Outbreak on New Hampshire College Campus

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on February 26, regarding the mumps outbreak at a New Hampshire college.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Applaud Efforts to Curb Opioid Abuse

For Immediate Release, February 27, 2016 (updated 9-16-16)

NHMS Urges More Robust Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

                                                                    Contact:  James Potter
(603) 224-1909

NHMGMA Scholarship Opportunities

Each year NHMGMA offers two scholarship opportunities. Often these scholarship opportunities go unawarded for lack of interested candidates.  We hope this year that many members will take advantage of the scholarships awarded by NHMGMA.  Please review the infomation below and be sure to submit your application if you qualify. 

Narcan Nasal Spray

A new naloxone nasal spray has been released by Adapt Pharma Inc.  Narcan Nasal Spray eliminates the need to purchase a separate nasal adapter.

Check out other naloxone information and resources on the NHMS Opioid Resources page.

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

February 17, 2016

Prior to adjourning for the holidays, Congress passed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA), which directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make AMA-supported changes to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that allows physicians to avoid a Meaningful Use (MU) penalty in 2017. 

Deadline Extended for EHR Data Submission

February 11, 2016

Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 11, 2016 to submit 2015 EHR data (QRDA I or III).

Here is the updated list of data submission deadlines: