Are You a Pre-Trial Panel Volunteer?

February 21, 2018

EVERY LICENSED PHYSICIAN IS ELIGIBLE!

Over 600 NH licensed physicians have signed up to be volunteers for pre-trial panels for medical liability cases.  But, that’s not enough!  The NH Superior Court system needs a larger volunteer pool in order to avoid conflicts in cases involving a physician from a particular area or health system in the state.    Most panels meet for one day – a few may go into a 2nd day and the courts are giving panelists several months notice for the actual date of the panel. 

Read If Your NH License Expires on 6/30/18

February 21, 2018

The CME reporting deadline of Feb. 28, for the 2016-2017 calendar year cycle is fast approaching. This year the number of reports that are incomplete is at an all time high. Before you mail your report, please make sure you have:

Seeking Physician Judges for NH Science & Engineering Expo

February 21, 2018

 

The NH Science & Engineering Expo Association is seeking 30 more judges to participate in the annual state science fair for high schools, the NH Science & Engineering Expo.  They are looking for medical professionals and those with training in biology/chemistry/biochem for the open competition.  Please review the details below and consider voliunteering!

NH HealthCost Rates Updated

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the NH HealthCost website. We are pleased to let you know that the rates shown on the NH HealthCost website and the downloadable ‘Statewide Rate Report’ have been updated to show estimates based on claims data paid through March 2017. 

AMA Launches Podcast Series: AMA Doc Talk

AMA Doc Talk podcastFebruary 2, 2018

Dr. William Kirmes Receives NHOA Distinguished Service Award

January 29, 2018

NH Osteopathic AssociationDr. William Kirmes was presented the New Hampshire Osteopathic Association Distinguished Service Award this past weekend during the NHOA Annual meeting held at the North Conway Grand in North Conway.

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced

January 29, 2018

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), which is available to organizations in Region 1. 

The application period for this model is now open and will run from January 11 – March 12, 2018.

Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment

On December 28, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding seasonal influenza A(H3N2) activity and antiviral treatment.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  • Influenza activity in New Hampshire and nationally has increased in recent weeks with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season. Prior influenza seasons, in which A(H3N2) virus predominated, have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths.

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