AMA Launches Podcast Series: AMA Doc Talk

AMA Doc Talk podcastFebruary 2, 2018

Dr. William Kirmes Receives NHOA Distinguished Service Award

January 29, 2018

NH Osteopathic AssociationDr. William Kirmes was presented the New Hampshire Osteopathic Association Distinguished Service Award this past weekend during the NHOA Annual meeting held at the North Conway Grand in North Conway.

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced

January 29, 2018

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), which is available to organizations in Region 1. 

The application period for this model is now open and will run from January 11 – March 12, 2018.

Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment

On December 28, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding seasonal influenza A(H3N2) activity and antiviral treatment.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  • Influenza activity in New Hampshire and nationally has increased in recent weeks with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season. Prior influenza seasons, in which A(H3N2) virus predominated, have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths.

Gonorrhea Outbreak Update and EPT to Treat Sex Partners

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkOn December 20, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert with an update on the gonorrhea outbreak and information on expedited partner therapy (EPT) to treat sex partners.

Key Points and Recommendations:

NHMS Director of Advocacy Search

December 15, 2017

Founded in 1791, the New Hampshire Medical Society is dedicated and committed to the betterment of public health and physician leadership in the Granite State.

As a registered lobbyist, the Director of Advocacy is responsible for managing the Medical Society’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President. Competitive salary and benefits.

Detailed position description

Insurance Department Releases Report on 2016 Health Insurance Costs

December 13, 2017,

Concord, NH: The New Hampshire Insurance Department today released its annual report on health insurance costs in the state. The report looks at 2016 data from insurance companies operating in the state.  

“The Insurance Department plays a key role in informing policymakers and the public about our markets,” said New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny. “Accurate, in-depth information is more important than ever, as the state grapples with rising costs and instability in the health insurance marketplace.”   

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