Scabies Screenings at DHMC-Lebanon

N.H. DHHS has released a health alert regarding the identification of a patient with crusted (Norwegian) scabies at DHMC-Lebanon. 

DHMC screening clinics and treatment will be available at Auditorium C-D on:
Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4 from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The N.H. DPHS Public Inquiry Line (603.271.9461) will also be open:

Oct. 3-5 from 8:00 a.m-8:00 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Click here for the full N.H. DHHS Health Alert.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser CANCELED

Unfortunately, due to numerous conflicts in mid-September, the attendance for the September 11 wine tasting event at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford is projected to be very low and as such, we find it necessary to cancel the event.

NHMS is working with the major sponsors to see if funds will be available to make a small donation to the Safe Sports Network.

If you are interested in donating the amount you paid for the ticket(s) and/or raffle drawing to Safe Sports Network, please let us know.

Otherwise, we will issue full refunds shortly.

Index of CMS Resources by Language

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a helpful new resource, an Index of CMS Resources by Language. The Index is available on the CMS OMH webpage at: http://go.cms.gov/cms-omh.

Your Vote Counts in N.H.!

If you are not going to be able to get to the polls for the Sept. 9, 2014 State Primary election, please apply for an absentee ballot: State Election.

 

N.H. Health Protection Program Provider Overview

This provider overview offers a brief summary of the information you need to know about the N.H. Health Protection Program, N.H.'s new program to expand health coverage.

 

UPDATE: IRS/SS # Scam

The IRS/SS # scam, which hit last spring has impacted over 210 N.H. providers.

NHMS is maintaining ongoing communication with the Secret Service, which is actively working this case.

Over the past several weeks the Secret Service has reached out to NHMS and asked us to randomly sample the victims of this scam.

They have asked for confirmation of certain activities (unrelated to the practice of medicine) such as relationships with financial advisors, employment management firms, auto financing, home financing, etc.

Secret Service Making Progress in its Social Security Number/IRS Fraud Investigation

On May 21, 2014, N.H. Medical Society Executive Vice President Scott Colby met with the local U.S. Secret Service special agent working the case of IRS fraud that appears to involve a disproportionate number of healthcare providers.  Providers affected thus far include physicians, physician assistants, APRNs, dentists, podiatrists and pharmacists.   

Medicaid Enhancement Tax Legislation

The Medicaid Enhancement Tax paid by N.H. hospitals is the subject of two superior court decisions and two pieces of legislation. The Senate-proposed amendment to HB 1613 would not expand the MET to other provider classes and would reduce the tax rate over three years as more Granite Staters become insured. The House proposed amendment to SB 369 has two sections.

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