Medicaid Enhancement Tax Legislation

The Medicaid Enhancement Tax paid by N.H. hospitals is the subject of two superior court decisions and two pieces of legislation. The Senate-proposed amendment to HB 1613 would not expand the MET to other provider classes and would reduce the tax rate over three years as more Granite Staters become insured. The House proposed amendment to SB 369 has two sections.

Medicaid Care Management Program

The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Care Management (MCM) Program took effect December 1, 2013. This completes the transition from the current fee-for-service model to a managed care model. The program start date of December 1, is the first day that Medicaid recipients enrolled with one of the three Health Plans will be covered under their respective Health Plans.

Read further details here    

Jan. 30 PQRS Webinar

In 2015, professionals and group practices who are eligible to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program can avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2017 by reporting on quality information and submitting the data to CMS.

The Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire is offering a free webinar about participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

IRS Medical Professional Scam Update

FRAUD ALERT: Fraudulent IRS Tax Filings

So far 170 affected providers's names have been turned over to the Secret Service.

This is a national problem and is NOT a data breach on the part of the N.H. Medical Society.

Index of CMS Resources by Language

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a helpful new resource, an Index of CMS Resources by Language. The Index is available on the CMS OMH webpage at: http://go.cms.gov/cms-omh.

Group Practice Reporting Option for 2015

PQRS GPRO Registration is Open

If your practice wishes to participate in PQRS as a group for the 2015 reporting year, you must register for the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) by June 30, 2015, using the Physician Value-PQRS (PV-PQRS) registration system.

GPRO Reporting Choices
When you register your group, you need to select a GPRO reporting method:

FRAUD ALERT: Fraudulent IRS Tax Filings

Many of you may be aware of a breaking scam where providers’ (physicians, physician assistants, APRNs, dentists, podiatrists and pharmacists) social security numbers have been compromised and false tax returns have been submitted to the IRS. 

This is a national problem and is NOT a data breach on the part of the N.H. Medical Society. 

Feb. 13 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Summit

The United States Attorney's Office and the State of New Hampshire - Board of Pharmacy will present a multidisciplinary program at Southern New Hampshire University's Dining Center from 8:30 am -3:00 pm.

Click here for further details.

 

Expanding Access to Health Coverage in N.H.

NHMS EVP Scott Colby's op ed article addressing the controversy of Medicaid expansion and thanking our political leaders for their work on the issue was recently sent to the Concord Monitor, Nashua Telegraph, Citizen of Laconia, Portsmouth Herald, Foster's Daily Democrat, Union Leader, Keene Sentinel, and Valley News.  Copies were also delivered to Gov.

Ebola Webinar Slides Available

Dr. Elizabeth Talbot's slides from the October 8 N.H. DHHS webinar "Ebola: Moving Clinicians from Panic to Prepared" are now available on the N.H. DHHS website at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/pres-ebola.pdf

If they are able to post an audio recording of the webinar, that information will be forthcoming.

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