Increase in Norovirus Activity in New Hampshire

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on February 5, regarding an increase in norovirus activity in New Hampshire.

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

Key Points and Recommendations:

Presidential Candidates Respond to NH Medical Society Healthcare Questions

Feb. 3, 2016 – Concord NH – With less than a week to go before New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Primary, five candidates have responded to the NH Medical Society’s challenge to weigh in on some fundamental healthcare questions. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, and Bernie Sanders have responded to the four core questions that relate to the health and wellbeing of Granite State citizens.

NH Medical Society Issues Two-part Challenge to Presidential Candidates

January 28, 2015

NH Medical Society Issues Two-part Challenge to Presidential Candidates

Organizers aim to raise awareness of policy stances and support a healthier New Hampshire, one “jacket flip” at a time

PQRS Deadlines Approaching

January 28, 2016

PQRS Corner

Four Weeks to Go

If you're planning to submit your 2015 PQRS data via EHR (direct or data submission vendor) or a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), the deadline is February 29 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

Other key reporting deadlines:

Zika Virus Transmission in the Americas

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on January 20, regarding Zika virus infections in the Americas.

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

Key Points and Recommendations:

1) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported locally acquired Zika virus infections in multiple countries in the Americas, with specific recommendations for providers managing patients considering or returning from travel to affected countries; healthcare providers should review the attached CDCHAN-00385.

Share Your Thoughts on CMS Quality Measures Reporting by Feb. 1

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comment/feedback on several items, including:
  • Certification of health information technology (IT), including EHR products used for reporting to PQRS
  • How often to require recertification
  • The number of clinical quality measures (CQMs) a certified Health IT Module should be required to certify
  • Testing of certified Health IT Module(s)

Feedback Requested: New Proposed Opioid Rules

The Board of Medicine is seeking informal feedback from physicians on a new set of proposed opioid prescribing rules.

Please send your comments to nhmedicalsociety@nhms.org by January 29. 

The Board plans to consider the informal comments at its Feb. 3 meeting.  Once the Board finalizes the proposed rules,  they will go through the normal rulemaking process which will include a public hearing and formal comment period.

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