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Medicare administrative contractor’s advisory committee update
Medicare administrative contractor’s advisory committee update

The NHMS council is extremely pleased to have Dr. Daniel Morrison added to the roster, and representing otolaryngology at our region’s Medicare administrative contractor’s advisory committee! Dr. Morrison was a prior section chief of otolaryngology at Dartmouth Health, and has had... Continue Reading

by Eric Y Loo MD
01/25/2023


Update from NHMS President
Update from NHMS President

Dear NHMS members: I write to share the news of leadership changes at the NH Medical Society (NHMS). James Potter, who served as our Executive Vice President since 2015, has moved on from NHMS to pursue other opportunities. We are all grateful to James for his advocacy for our organization,... Continue Reading

by Eric Y Loo MD
01/19/2023


NH Physicians Needed for Medicare Advisory Committee (MAC)
NH Physicians Needed for Medicare Advisory Committee (MAC)

Have you ever felt frustrated that Medicare doesn’t cover a particular service or item, but was unsure about how to go about making it better? If so, please read on… The Medicare program requires their administrative contractors to have an advisory committee composed of subject... Continue Reading

12/6/2022


Dr. Eric Loo Inaugurated as the 191th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society
Dr. Eric Loo Inaugurated as the 191th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

Eric Y. Loo, MD was inaugurated as the 191th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society during its 2022 Annual Scientific Conference held at the Marriott Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH succeeding Dr. Eric Kropp from Bow. Dr. Loo practices hematopathology and molecular genetic... Continue Reading

11/7/2022


Patently Absurd Passive Aggressive Prior Authorization Approval
Patently Absurd Passive Aggressive Prior Authorization Approval

In my solo practice, I complete the medication prior authorizations, and frankly, sometimes the indignation gets the better of me and my contrarian tendencies emerge. Continue Reading

by Eric A Kropp MD
08/31/2022


#LornaBreenLaw
#LornaBreenLaw

The second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked retrospectives and tallies of all sorts – in number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and people with long COVID symptoms, as well as the excess mortality from all causes during the pandemic. One elusive number, however, is the number of... Continue Reading

03/23/2022


On Vaccine Hesitancy: Making A Deposit in the Emotional Bank Account
On Vaccine Hesitancy: Making A Deposit in the Emotional Bank Account

Despite working in solo family practice, I know I’m not alone in my efforts and frustrations with trying to vaccinate the unvaccinated against COVID. If one focuses on the picture painted by the news or social media, it is trench warfare with both sides dug in deeply. But the reality is more... Continue Reading

01/26/2022


Affecting Positive Change
Affecting Positive Change

The turning of the new year usually brings with it a mix of retrospection and hopeful resolution. 2021 was a year that more than a few people would rather wipe off the books. Just watching the Netflix mockumentary “Death to 2021” was causing me to have palpitations. If you are... Continue Reading

01/5/2022


Dr. Eric Kropp Inaugurated as 190th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society
Dr. Eric Kropp Inaugurated as 190th President of the New Hampshire Medical Society

Eric A. Kropp, MD, was inaugurated as the 190th president of the New Hampshire Medical Society during its 2021 Annual Scientific Conference held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, succeeding anesthesiologist Dr. Kenton Allen. In 2016, Dr. Kropp started his solo practice, Active... Continue Reading

12/1/2021


Cultivating effective physician leadership across the Granite State
Cultivating effective physician leadership across the Granite State

This past Monday, the Spring meeting of the Council of New England State Medical Societies was held virtually via Zoom. The meeting is held as a platform to share successes and challenges and to support one another as stakeholders in the public health of our region. Each Medical Society President... Continue Reading

05/11/2021


Third New Hampshire Mass Vaccination Event
Third New Hampshire Mass Vaccination Event

Last weekend marked the third mass vaccination event held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. It was the first that I had the privilege of playing a small role in and I was extremely impressed with the organization from start to finish. I’d like to share some of my experience... Continue Reading

04/14/2021


Three medical transformations during the pandemic
Three medical transformations during the pandemic

It has now been just over one year since the arrival of COVID-19 changed the way that medical care is delivered. Reflecting back at the time of crossing this milestone, I remain impressed not only by the response, but at the speed of the response. Compared to many other industries, the pace of... Continue Reading

03/24/2021