Important Medicare Edits - Effective May 1st

 

Avoid claim denials - Important Medicare Edit Updates, Effective May 1st:

 

 

NHMS' Dr. Savage Calls for N.H. Study of Therapeutic Cannabis

The N.H. Medical Society has worked with members of the N.H. House to revise HB 573 to limit the potential for unintended negative consequences if the state elects to make clinical cannabis available to patients with serious medical conditions and symptoms that have not responded to approved medications. We greatly appreciate that the legislature has addressed a number of our concerns.   

U.S. House Unveils New SGR Framework - Comments Welcome

From the AMA, April 3, 2013:  Today, the chairmen and health subcommittee chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee issued a second, more detailed draft of their framework for repealing and replacing the SGR.  Like the first draft circulated prior to the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference, the committees are inviting physician groups to provide feedback and respond to committee staff questions on the proposal.  The deadline for feedback is April

U.S. House Unveils New SGR Framework - Comments Welcome

From the AMA, April 3, 2013:  Today, the chairmen and health subcommittee chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee issued a second, more detailed draft of their framework for repealing and replacing the SGR.  Like the first draft circulated prior to the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference, the committees are inviting physician groups to provide feedback and respond to committee staff questions on the proposal.  The deadline for feedback is April

State Posts Enhanced Primary Care Rates for Medicaid

Late last week, the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services published the enhanced Medicaid rates on its website - click here

Payment Reform – The Theory of Win-Win-Win

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the New Hampshire Medical Society, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Hospital Association and New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, sponsored an educational program on payment reform. 

JUA Excess Surplus Distributions - Phase I of II

February 21, 2013, Dr. Georgia Tuttle, one of the lead plaintiffs in the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association class action lawsuit, praised the efforts by all the plaintiffs, including Lakes Region General Hospital and Derry Medical Center.  Dr.

NHMS' Dr. Savage Testifies on HB573 - Use of Herbal Marijuana

There is no question that herbal marijuana contains potent pharmacologically active substances called “cannabinoids” that can relieve pain, reduce nausea and improve appetite. Two marijuana-derived medications, each containing a different cannabinoid, are approved for medical use in the United States. A third medication containing biologically active cannabinoids more closely mirroring marijuana is available in Europe and Canada. It is undergoing clinical trials in the United States and is expected to be approved for use soon.

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