Health Alert: Tickborne Diseases in NH

On May 18, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding tickborne diseases in New Hampshire

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  1. Blacklegged ticks transmit at least five different infections in New Hampshire (NH): Lyme disease, Anaplasma, Babesia, Powassan virus, and Borrelia miyamotoi.

Health Alert: HIV and HCV in Persons Who Inject Drugs

On May 16, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding HIV and HCV in persons who inject drugs.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  • New Hampshire is at high risk of uncontrolled HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission due to the opioid epidemic and injection drug use.
  • Providers should screen all patients who present to clinical care (regardless of the primary purpose of the visit) for substance use disorder, especially injection drug use.

ABMS Survey on MOC Concerns (closes Fri., May 11 at midnight)

May 10, 2018

The New Hampshire Medical Society has heard your concerns about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) urging substantial changes in the scope, costs and processes for national specialty board recertification by pressing for changes through the American Medical Association and before the New Hampshire legislature.

NH Led Nation in Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions in 2017

NH Led Nation in Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions in 2017

Board of Medicine and Medical Review Subcommittee Openings

March 21, 2018 

The Board of Medicine ("Board") is still looking ti fill two openings on the Board and one opening on the Medical Review Subcommittee ("MRSC") to the Board. The term on the Board lasts five years and a term on the MRSC lasts three years. Members of both the Board and the MRSC can serve two terms. Public members are extremely important to both the Board and the MRSC. As listed below, a public member shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the medical profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of medical services or an activity directly related to medicine, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the five years preceding appointment.

Anthem Agrees to Fully Rescind Modifier 25 Cuts

February 23, 2018

In December, the New Hampshire Medical Society alerted its member physicians that Anthem had adjusted its proposed policy to reduce payments for evaluation and management (E&M) codes appropriately reported with a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) modifier 25 by 25% instead of 50%, as originally planned. 

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. 

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