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. 

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!

FREE NH Buprenorphine Waiver Training at Cheshire Medical

New Hampshire Buprenorphine Waiver Training
Helping states connect the dots to more effectively address opioid use disorders

PCSS Providers Clinical Support System
 

event date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 -
08:00 to 17:00

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

Considering Firearm Issues

January 29, 2018

My plan for today’s blog post was to discuss the current NHMS policy regarding firearms and to suggest some further actions that NHMS could take regarding the U.S. epidemic of gun violence.  I do plan to explore this issue in more detail soon in our bi-monthly magazine, but recent bills in the NH Legislature and almost daily events in the news prompted this discussion today.

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.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr.I am writing this blogpost on the day of commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth. I recall in particular the hopes much of the country had on August 28, 1963, when Dr. King stood on the steps of Lincoln’s monument and delivered his uplifting “I had a dream” speech. My father and I had traveled from NYC to share that stirring occasion of hope. I was twenty then, one year before I began my medical career at University of Chicago Medical School. And less than five years later, before I completed medical school, King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today, as we celebrate King’s legacy at this very challenging time in our country’s history, I am reminded of his words:

            “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. 

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