Zika Virus Outbreak Update #3

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on March 30, with a third update on the Zika virus outbreak.

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

Key Points and Recommendations

Clinicians should remain aware of multiple new guidelines and resources regarding Zika virus.

CDC has now published timeframes regarding preventing sexual transmission from a male partner to a female partner:

SB417 Physician Non-compete Bill Moves Forward

March 30, 2016

SB417, the bill to prohibit geographic non-compete clauses in physician contracts, passed the NH Senate last Thursday with a bi-partisan vote of 19-5. 

The main points in favor of the bill were patient access to care, continuity of care and patient choice of physician.

The House hearing is on Tuesday, April 5, 3:15pm in room 205, Leg. Office Bldg., Concord.

NH Physicians Applaud Efforts to Curb Opioid Abuse

March 16, 2016 (Concord) – The New Hampshire Medical Society commends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release of the new Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and offers praise to the New Hampshire medical and nursing licensing boards that have submitted proposed permanent opioid prescribing rules similar to the CDC guidance.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

March 16, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain on March 15. It includes a checklist and a website with additional tools for implementation.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016

Download the pdf version

Scabies Exposure at CMC and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on March 4, regarding scabies exposure in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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

Last Chance for Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments

PROGRAM YEAR 2016 IS THE LAST YEAR THAT FIRST-TIME PROVIDERS MAY BEGIN TO ATTEST
TO RECEIVE MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM PAYMENTS.

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