A thank you to the new EVP

July 6, 2016

The Executive Council met last week, including members of the search committee that identified Jim Potter as our new Executive Vice President.

An excellent Council meeting

June 15, 2016

The Medical Society had an excellent meeting this past Wednesday.  Before the council meeting we reviewed our annual budget audit with the finance committee (we are in good shape), followed by an excellent discussion, led by Seddon Savage, MD, about making training for MAT (medication-assisted therapy) for those suffering from opioid addiction more easily accessible for NH physicians.

Possible Contamination of Liquid Docusate

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 13, regarding possible contamination of liquid docusate.

CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia complex (also known as "B. cepacia complex"), possibly linked to liquid docusate use. New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating a possible case in NH.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) recommends that healthcare providers and laboratories:

Important Reminder about Billing Requirements for Certain Dual-Eligibles

July 12, 2016

American Medical AssociationAs part of the AMA’s ongoing work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on issues affecting Medicare providers and beneficiaries, the AMA would like to remind physicians that balance billing is prohibited for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program.

Physician Facilitator Needed

July 8, 2016

Do you know anyone who might be interested in helping to facilitate a discussion group for veterans in Concord?

Labs - New office-based labs reporting requirement

Physician office-based labJuly 8, 2016

Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation, some physician office-based labs (POL) will be required to report private-payer payment rates and the associated volumes of tests performed within a POL.

Arboviral Disease in NH 2016

Potential arboviral disease carrier!The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 6, regarding arboviral disease in New Hampshire.

Substance Use Disorder Benefit for Standard Medicaid Recipients

July 5, 2016

As of July 1, 2016, a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) benefit is available to New Hampshire's Medicaid recipients. The new benefit, previously offered only to those who enrolled in Medicaid two years ago, as part of the expansion program, can now be accessed by Medicaid recipients in the state’s fee-for-service plan or enrolled with either New Hampshire Healthy Families or the Well Sense Health Plan.

The full list of included SUD services can be found on the New Hampshire DHHS website.

Head to Toe & In-between

Please join us at the Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH for this year's NHOA/NHSPA symposium: Head to Toe & In-between.

Approved for 7 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits,  this program is geared toward physicians and physician assistants, but should also be of significant interest to nurse practitioners, nurses and others working in the physician office.

event date: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 -
08:00 to 16:45

JUA Update

June 21, 2016

The State of New Hampshire recently released a notice of hearing on the receiver's motion for the approval of the assumption agreement with MedPro (a private insurer) as part of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) dissolution process.

The Merrimack Superior Court has scheduled a hearing on the Approval Motion at 1:30 pm on August 5, 2016, in Courtroom 1 at the Merrimack Superior Court, 163 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03302.