Price Negotiations are Underway for Several Medicare Drugs

After years of debate, the federal government, for the first time, will negotiate directly with…

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State Treasurer Report: NC Hospitals Charge Huge Markups, Hide Prices. NC Healthcare Association Responds.

NC State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, released report showing extreme variations in hospital…

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CMS: US Will Spend $7.2 Trillion on Healthcare in 2031

Healthcare will make up 19.6% of the country’s GDP

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PAI Offers Medicare Red Tape Relief Recommendations

The Physician’s Advocacy Institute (PAI), of which North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) CEO Robert…

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Physician Community Offers Comments on Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Physician organizations like the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Physicians Advocacy…

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Are You Eligible for a Quality Payment Program Hardship Exemption?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) Hardship…

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Letter To HHS Secretary Price Offers Feedback on Health Care Regulation

In a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, MD, the North Carolina…

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SHIIP – NC’s Medicare Assistance Program – Fears Federal Funding Cuts

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), the division of the North Carolina…

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What You Need To Know about the New Medicare Cards Coming in April

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the removal of Social…

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A Cautionary Tale: Know the Process for Medicare Quality of Care Complaints

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Solution Center recently received a call from a member…

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MSSP & Next Gen Council Members Share Best Practices

The NC MSSP & Next Gen Council held its second quarter meeting of 2017 on Thursday, May 25, at…

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Do You Need to Participate in MIPS? Do You Know What MIPS Is?

The answers to these pressing questions are available through a new interactive tool on the Centers…

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Have You Received Your MIPS Participation Letter Yet?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing letters letting you know if you…

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NCMS Signs On to Letter Asking CMS to Reduce Regulatory Burdens, Penalties

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) along with other state medical and specialty societies…

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Learn What’s Ahead Under the New Quality Payment Program

The pundits agree that while the fate of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain, the Medicare Access…

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Focuses on Primary Care, Mental Health, Diabetes Prevention


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this month finalized the 2017…

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CMS Seeks to Improve Clinician Engagement Under New Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new initiative to…

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CMS Offers Resource To Help Medicare Beneficiaries Protect Their Privacy

Health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. To help your Medicare…

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Community Practitioners Learn How to Manage What the Future Holds

Participants in the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation Community Practitioner Program…

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AMA Offers Proposed Fee Schedule Rule Summaries

The AMA advocacy staff is preparing formal comments on the rules the Centers for Medicare and…

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Important Reminder about Billing Requirements for Certain Dual-Eligibles

In conversations with officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the AMA was…

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2017 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed; Comments Now Accepted

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Physician…

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