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US Supreme Court Allows Class-Arbitration for Physicians: Agrees with Arguments Advanced by MSNJ and
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: June 10, 2013, 3:00 pm
On June 10, the United States Supreme Court found that the Oxford participation agreement's arbitration clause allowed payment disputes to be pursued by physicians as a class. Over a decade ago Oxford had compelled Dr. John Sutter, a New Jersey pediatrian, to arbitrate his payment disputes, but
License Renewal-MSNJ Asks that Physicians Complete the Workforce Survey
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: May 24, 2013, 9:51 am
Last week, the NJ Board of Medical Examiners mailed and posted notices for license renewal. The notices were delayed at least in part because of pending legislation which would have required physicians to complete the accompanying physician workforce survey ...
Asbury Park Press: "The doctor will Skype you now: 'Virtual health care' gaining ground"
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: May 6, 2013, 8:42 am
Read the article by Carol Gorga Williams http://www.app.com/article/20130506/NJNEWS/305060009/The-doctor-will-Skype-you-now-Virtual-health-care-gaining-ground?nclick_check=1
Delay in Medicare Ordering & Referring Denial Edits
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 30, 2013, 10:56 am
CMS has delayed implementation of the Phase 2 ordering and referring denial edits due to technical issues. The original implementation date was scheduled for May 1, 2013. CMS claims the delay is temporary, but has not announced the new date. We will post information, as it becomes available, in e-Ne
Star Ledger: N.J. Supreme Court toughens rule on experts in medical malpractice cases
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: April 29, 2013, 8:54 am
Read the article by Sue Livio, The Star Ledger
Medicaid Primary Care Incentive Payment Update
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: March 7, 2013, 7:32 am
Medicaid Primary Care Incentive Payments Delayed, but will be Retroactive MSNJ confirmed with DMAHS that the division will file the necessary State Plan Amendment (SPA) to obtain federal approval for the primary care incentive payments for fee-for service physicians. The SPA is due to the federal g
MSNJ Files Brief in US Supreme Court Advocating for Class Arbitration
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: March 4, 2013, 7:38 am
By: Melinda Martinson, MSNJ General Counsel
On March 1, MSNJ joined the AMA filing an amici curiae—friends of the court– brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Oxford v. Sutter. This case presents the important question of whether physicians may arbitrate as a class when the insurer ...
MSNJ’s Statement on NJ Medicaid Expansion
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: March 1, 2013, 9:07 am
Governor Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid is a positive step that will create access to health insurance for many uninsured residents. Importantly, this decision will make additional investment in the program possible. This is also an opportunity to align incentives and create a robust net
URGENT: Registration for EHR Incentive Program Needed to Avoid eRx Penalty
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: January 30, 2013, 2:10 pm
CMS Extends Time for Filing eRx Hardship to Avoid 2013 Penalty CMS has re-opened the Communications Support page to allow physicians who missed the June 30th deadline to file for a Medicare eRx hardship exemption in order to avoid the 1.5 percent penalty in 2013. Physicians who would like to file
URGENT: HIPAA Deadline this Friday, 1/25/13
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 23, 2013, 2:50 pm
URGENT: HIPAA Deadline this Friday, 1/25/13. Verify your business associate and subcontractor agreements if you haven't already done so.