Enhanced Primary Care Rates Under Medicaid - Attestation Process Underway

 

As reported on March 27, 2013, under the Affordable Care Act, states may receive funding from the federal government for enhanced  primary care Medicaid reimbursement at the current level or the July 2009, whichever is greater.  This is for eligible primary care providers and eligible services only.    This enhancement is 100% funded by the federal government for CY 2013 and CY 2014.

Important Medicare Edits - Effective May 1st

 

Avoid claim denials - Important Medicare Edit Updates, Effective May 1st:

 

 

NHMS' Dr. Savage Calls for N.H. Study of Therapeutic Cannabis

The N.H. Medical Society has worked with members of the N.H. House to revise HB 573 to limit the potential for unintended negative consequences if the state elects to make clinical cannabis available to patients with serious medical conditions and symptoms that have not responded to approved medications. We greatly appreciate that the legislature has addressed a number of our concerns.   

U.S. House Unveils New SGR Framework - Comments Welcome

From the AMA, April 3, 2013:  Today, the chairmen and health subcommittee chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee issued a second, more detailed draft of their framework for repealing and replacing the SGR.  Like the first draft circulated prior to the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference, the committees are inviting physician groups to provide feedback and respond to committee staff questions on the proposal.  The deadline for feedback is April

U.S. House Unveils New SGR Framework - Comments Welcome

From the AMA, April 3, 2013:  Today, the chairmen and health subcommittee chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee issued a second, more detailed draft of their framework for repealing and replacing the SGR.  Like the first draft circulated prior to the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference, the committees are inviting physician groups to provide feedback and respond to committee staff questions on the proposal.  The deadline for feedback is April

State Posts Enhanced Primary Care Rates for Medicaid

Late last week, the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services published the enhanced Medicaid rates on its website - click here

Payment Reform – The Theory of Win-Win-Win

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the New Hampshire Medical Society, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Hospital Association and New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, sponsored an educational program on payment reform. 

JUA Excess Surplus Distributions - Phase I of II

February 21, 2013, Dr. Georgia Tuttle, one of the lead plaintiffs in the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association class action lawsuit, praised the efforts by all the plaintiffs, including Lakes Region General Hospital and Derry Medical Center.  Dr.

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