NH in Early Stages of Hepatitis A Outbreak

NH DPHS Health AlertOn February 5, 2019, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding a Hepatitis A outbreak in the state.

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Dr. Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg Inaugurated as 187th President of NHMS

Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg, MDDecember 18, 2018

Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg, MD, was recently inaugurated as the 187th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society during its Annual Meeting at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle.

A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019

December 12, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019, CMS will have new opioid overutilization policies go to into effect. Below is an excerpt from a guidance document on the new policies.

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New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program Welcomes Inaugural Cohort

November  20, 2018

New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program Welcomes Inaugural Cohort

Program Launches with 21 Aspiring Physician Leaders from across NH

DME, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program: Temporary Gap

December 4, 2018

All Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) contracts expire on December 31, 2018. Starting January 1, 2019, there will be a temporary gap in the DMEPOS CBP that CMS expects will last until December 31, 2020.

During the temporary gap, any Medicare enrolled DMEPOS supplier may furnish DMEPOS items and services to people with Medicare. In most cases, people with Medicare won’t need to switch suppliers on or after January 1, 2019.

Ten Takeaways from the Surgeon General's Opioid Report

November 7, 2018

In a new report on the opioid epidemic, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, highlights the need for a cultural shift in the nation's perception of substance-abuse disorders (SUDs). He emphasizes that SUDs are chronic-but-treatable diseases.

Increase in Reports of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Nationally – 2018

On November 1, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding an increase in reports of acute flaccid myelitis cases across the United States.

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