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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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