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    3 ways to maximize employer diabetes prevention tools for your patients
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: February 13, 2019, 1:17 pm

    From the AMA:

    For many of your patients, work makes up—and takes up—a great deal of their lives. In fact, it’s probably where they spend most of their time. So it only makes sense that their jobs would support them in their health, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention.

    Type 2 dia

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    At – Large Trustee Position
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: January 10, 2019, 1:00 pm

    There is one At – Large Trustee position available on the Board. The candidates may come from any of the three districts. The candidate with the most votes will become the At-Large Trustee from their district. The At-Large Trustee is elected after all other candidates are selected from a county not

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    CMS Changes Name of EHR Incentive Program & Advancing Care Information Performance Category
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: May 4, 2018, 5:33 am

    In late April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed rule changes directly aimed at empowering patients and reducing administrative burden for physicians.

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    CMS Streamlines Systems for QPP Data Submission and Access
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 10, 2019, 10:16 am

    If your organization participates in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) or you are a representative of an Alternative Payment Model (APM) reporting data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the QPP website (such as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizati

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    Court Finds Insurer Violated the NJ Consumer Fraud Act
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: November 29, 2018, 8:25 am

    The 3d Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a New Jersey Federal District Court decision on the issue of whether an insurer may be liable under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). This auto liability case is contrary to others that have found the CFA does not apply to insurance policy disputes whe

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    Court Orders Correctional Institute to Administer Methadone Per Physician’s Order
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: November 29, 2018, 8:24 am

    A Massachusetts Federal District Court ordered a correctional institute to provide methadone to a recovering addict who is expected to be incarcerated. The Massachusetts Medical Society filed an amicus brief in support of the injunction. The patient was treated unsuccessfully with non-opioid medicat

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    Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Mishael Azam, Esq. | Released: May 3, 2018, 6:25 am

    The "Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act," (S104) which takes effect July 1, modifies the Law Against Discrimination, (LAD), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for all groups protected from discrimination.

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    Effective July 2: CMS Reinstating QMB Identifier on RAs
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: May 2, 2018, 10:33 am

    Medicare will include Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) identification on remittance advice (RAs) again beginning 7/2/18. Read more. Due to a system issue, CMS had to suspend publication of this information. The issue has been resolved and Medicare Contractors have been advised to start including

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    Encourage Patient Portal Engagement with OneHealth New Jersey
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: August 16, 2018, 7:29 am

    By: OneHealth New Jersey

    One of the benefits to participating in OneHealth New Jersey is the opportunity to offer your patients secure online access to their personal health record through the patient portal. myNJHealtheRecords is a convenient, secure patient portal ideal for empowering patients to

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    Health Care Needs To Catch-Up; It’s Time To #killthefax
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 20, 2018, 7:21 am

    In medical facilities throughout the country, physicians, nurses, and staff are placing medical records in a tray, dialing a number, pressing send to fax private health information across town, across the state, or around the world. According to one private firm’s estimate, 75 percent of all health

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    HIEs Valuable During Times of Natural Disasters
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: November 8, 2018, 8:44 am

    Health care demands rise dramatically when threatened with a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado, or wild fires. Significantly impacted are patient access to care, access to health data, and clinician workflows. Determining the best course of medical action requires secure access to pati

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    KAMMCO Develops New Tool to Assist Healthcare Providers Combatting Opioid Epidemic
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:32 am

    Physicians, hospitals and behavioral health providers participating in the OneHealth New Jersey health information exchange will appreciate access to a new analytic dashboard—Opioid/Controlled Substances. Developed by physicians in response to the widespread opioid crisis in this country, the new to

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    MSNJ Opposes “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act”
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: February 14, 2019, 1:08 pm

    Last Thursday, the Senate had a hearing on S-1072, the "Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act;" which permits qualified terminally ill patients to self-administer medication to end life in a humane and dignified manner. MSNJ opposed the legislation, as elements of the bill require physicia

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    National Healthcare Decisions Week
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: April 26, 2018, 12:58 pm

    Last week was National Healthcare Decisions Week (April 16-22). The New Jersey Department of Health encourages residents to contemplate their healthcare preferences and plan ahead for end-of-life care decisions. The national theme for 2018 is "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Late."


    "Far

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    New HIE Tool to Combat Drug Overdose Deaths
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 10, 2019, 10:17 am

    In early December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released startling numbers on the increase in deaths from drug overdose. Between the years of 2011 and 2016, the number of overdose deaths increased by 54 percent. The report notes there were 41,340 drug overdose deaths in 2011

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    News from Novitas: Important Changes Coming to Novitasphere Log In Requirements
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: August 16, 2018, 7:40 am

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing a system security change that affects the Novitasphere log in requirements for maintaining access. Effective September 1, 2018, registered users must log into Novitasphere at https://www.novitasphere.com at least once every 30 d

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    NJ DOBI Independent Health Care Appeals Program for Prior Authorization Denials
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: April 26, 2018, 6:44 am

    The NJ Department of Banking & Insurance administers an external review program for prior authorization denials for procedures and prescriptions. Since 2014, physicians are required to post notice regarding the Independent Health Care Appeals Program (IHCAP) in their office. 

     IHCAP is available to

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    OneHealth New Jersey – A Valuable Tool in MIPS Participation
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 24, 2019, 10:57 am

    OneHealth New Jersey wants to help Medical Society of New Jersey members have the best opportunity to earn positive incentives under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements. In 2019 all MIPS par

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    Out of Network
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Mishael Azam, Esq. | Released: April 26, 2018, 12:59 pm

    The "out-of-network" bill was passed by both houses. Please find a summary of the bill, which will likely be signed soon.

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    Physician Compare 30-Day Preview Period Extended to 1/7
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 20, 2018, 1:26 pm

    From CMS:

    On November 30, CMS opened the 30-Day Preview Period for the 2016 performance information targeted to be publicly reported on Physician Compare starting in early 2019. The preview was scheduled to end on December 31 at 8pm ET. We are extending preview through Monday, January 7 at 8pm ET (

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    Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 Includes Changes to Evaluation-and-Management Services
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:31 am

    The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule included several changes when it comes to payment for evaluation-and-management (E/M) services. Physicians should make note about three things in next year’s fee schedule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    1. CMS has postpone

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    Reopenings and Redeterminations: Save time with Novitasphere
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: August 29, 2018, 7:33 am

    Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions H and Jurisdiction L, highly encourages providers to perform claim corrections and submit redeterminations on their claims through Novitasphere, our free internet portal.   These features are fast, and easy to use – saving provi

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    Reopenings and Redeterminations: Save time with Novitasphere – B
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 27, 2018, 8:36 am

    Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction L, highly encourages providers to perform claim corrections and submit redeterminations on their claims through Novitasphere, our free internet portal.   These features are fast, and easy to use – saving providers valuable time.

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    Return on Investment for Health Information Exchange Participation
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: July 6, 2018, 7:02 am

    By: Laura McCrary, Ed.D, Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network and Senior Vice President, KAMMCO

    What is the return on investment (ROI) for participating in a health information exchange (HIE)?  As the Executive Director of one of the most successful HIEs in the nation, I am often a

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    State Board Vacancy
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 17, 2019, 8:19 am

    The Motor Vehicle Commission seeks cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists and psychiatrists to serve on its Medical Review Unit. This distinguished Panel is appointed by the Governor and compensated on a per diem basis. They are seeking physicians in the following specialties: cardiology, neu

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    The Medical Society of New Jersey Welcomes Holy Name Medical Partners
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Lauren Schiavo | Released: October 4, 2018, 11:33 am

    Lawrenceville, NJ – The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the country’s oldest professional society established in 1766, is pleased to welcome Holy Name Medical Partners (HNMP) to its membership ranks.

    This alignment offers HNMP physicians the access to professional membership in MSNJ and provi

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    Tips to Secure Health Care Communications
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 20, 2018, 7:23 am

    A 2017 health care consumer survey by Accenture found more than 1 in 4 individuals have had their personal medical information stolen in a health care data breach. Even worse, half of those data-breach victims were then victimized again by some type of medical identify theft, costing an average of $

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    UHC, Oxford, Americhoice Fined $2.5 Million for Regulatory Violations
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: April 5, 2018, 11:26 am

    The Department of Banking & Insurance (DOBI) fined UnitedHealthcare (UHC), Oxford and Americhoice $2.5 million for regulatory violations, some of which MSNJ brought to DOBI’s attention based on our members’ complaints. In particular, we asserted that UHC could not require physicians to provide patie

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    Update on Rule Limiting Compensation from Pharma to Prescribers
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: January 31, 2019, 1:21 pm

    Members have asked about the status of the proposed amendments to the rule limiting compensation from pharmaceutical manufacturers to prescribers. We understand that the Division of Consumer Affairs intends to adopt the amended rule in the first quarter of 2019. This is due to the number of comments

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    What’s New with Novitasphere Part B
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: May 16, 2018, 9:41 am

    Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions L (and Jurisdiction H), is always looking for ways to improve our customers’ Medicare experience. Novitasphere, a FREE, secure internet portal for providers, billing services, and clearinghouses...

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