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. 

Read If Your NH License Expires on 6/30/18

February 21, 2018

The CME reporting deadline of Feb. 28, for the 2016-2017 calendar year cycle is fast approaching. This year the number of reports that are incomplete is at an all time high. Before you mail your report, please make sure you have:

Seeking Physician Judges for NH Science & Engineering Expo

February 21, 2018

 

The NH Science & Engineering Expo Association is seeking 30 more judges to participate in the annual state science fair for high schools, the NH Science & Engineering Expo.  They are looking for medical professionals and those with training in biology/chemistry/biochem for the open competition.  Please review the details below and consider voliunteering!

NH HealthCost Rates Updated

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the NH HealthCost website. We are pleased to let you know that the rates shown on the NH HealthCost website and the downloadable ‘Statewide Rate Report’ have been updated to show estimates based on claims data paid through March 2017. 

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.

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