SB417 Non-compete Clauses in Physician Contracts

June 6, 2016

On June 6, Governor Hassan signed SB 417, prohibiting geographic non-compete clauses in physician contracts.  The prohibition will take effect on August 7, 2016, for new and renewal contracts.

 

New Opioid CME Requirement Effective September 1, 2016

June 3, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016, physicians will need to include 3 hours of Board approved opioid CME or pass a test, as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal.  Opioid-related online CME courses: https://www.nh.gov/medicine/

 

Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in NH

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on May 23, regarding Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire.

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

Key Points and Recommendations:

1. NH continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation and ~60% of blacklegged ticks sampled in NH are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

ACEP Sues Federal Government

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2016                                                        

Media Contact:  Laura Gore - 202-370-9290, lgore@acep.orghttp://www.faircoverage.org/

Five-Minute Universal Precaution Survey

May 18, 2016
Second year physician assistant students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Tanya Fedyshyn and Keyla Gervais, are conducting research on the topic of compliance with universal precautions. They hope to gain a better understanding of the current compliance with universal precautions in a variety of specialties.

 

4 Steps to Prepare for Medicare's New Payment Systems

While the details of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) regulations still are being hammered out, physicians should start preparing for the new payment systems now. Make sure you’re on track by taking four important steps.

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