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    ICD-10: Only 243 Days Away!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:49 am

    October 1, 2015 is the deadline to transition to the ICD-10 code set. MSNJ encourages all physicians to begin preparing for implementation by working with software vendors and testing their systems. View resources on MSNJ's website. Register for upcoming ICD-10 Webinar Workshops. Participate in NJ D

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    Nominating Committee Candidates
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:48 am

    MSNJ is pleased to announce the following candidates are interested in positions on the Board of Trustees, AMA Delegation and various positions. Candidates for the Board of Trustees and AMA Delegation will be have the opportunity to make a 5 minute presentation at the Nominating Committee on Sunday,

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    De Groote Award Nominations
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:48 am

    MSNJ is accepting nominations for the De Groote Award which will be conferred at the MSNJ Inaugural Gala of the 223rd President, Steven Berkowitz, MD on May 9, 2015. The De Groote Award was established by resolution to honor the selfless work of Dr. Robert De Groote in service to the medical profess

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    CDC Intercepts Sick Passenger at Newark Liberty International—Cleared for Ebola
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: October 7, 2014, 8:51 am

    On October 4 the CDC's Quarantine Public Health Officer met a flight from Europe to assess a sick passenger who had traveled from West Africa. The passenger was evaluated at a local hospital and later discharged from the emergency department. A full medical evaluation was conducted in coordination w

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    First Enterovirus D68 Death in New Jersey
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: October 7, 2014, 8:51 am

    Friday evening, October 3, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) notified the New Jersey Department of Health that a Mercer County child who died last week tested positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-68). CDC also confirmed a positive case of EV-68 in a Middlesex County child. The sta

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products to Schedule II-New Prescriptions
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: October 1, 2014, 8:44 am

    Effective October 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products (including Vicodin) will be considered CDS schedule II drugs. Physicians should keep in mind that there are more restrictions on schedule II drugs, when prescribing hydrocodone combination products after October 6, 2014. Physicians may

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    ATTENTION PHYSICIANS: Prescription Blank Deadline Extended
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: August 13, 2014, 10:10 am

    MSNJ asked the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for leniency for practices unable to obtain the new prescription blanks by the August 18 deadline, due to vendor back-orders. In response to our request and that of several other groups, the DCA decided to extend the deadline to September 19, 201

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    Sunshine Act Update: Open Payments Registration and Review/Dispute Process Began July 14
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: July 21, 2014, 8:23 am

    Registering in the Open Payments system is voluntary, however, it is a mandatory process if physicians want to review and dispute the data submitted by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (the Industry) before the data is posted to the public on September 30, 2014. Any data disputes

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    Key Provisions of Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: July 21, 2014, 8:22 am

    CMS published its proposed rule on Medicare’s payment schedule and policies on July 11. Comments on the proposal are due on September 2. Key changes in the proposal include: • Doubling the value-based modifier (VBM) penalties to 4% and subjecting all physicians to 2017 VBM adjustments based on pe

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    MSNJ Statement on CMS Release of Physician Payment Data
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 24, 2014, 1:07 pm

    On April 9, CMS released 2012 Medicare payment data on virtually all physicians to the public.  As recently as January CMS indicated that patient requests under the Freedom of Information Act would be reviewed and released on a case-by-case basis. This massive release is without precedent. The relea

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    Implementation of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:57 pm

    CMS announced the implementation of fingerprint-based background checks as part of enhanced enrollment screening provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Once fully implemented, the fingerprint-based background check will be completed on all individuals with a 5 percent or greater ownership inter

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    Good News for the HIPAA EFT
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:56 pm

    HIPAA Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) is a way to allow providers to conduct electronic payment and remittance advice transactions. January 2014 was the first month health plans were required to comply with new standards and operating rules to make EFT transactions simpler and faster. That same m

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    Unsolicited Return of Money for Part A and Part B
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:55 pm

    Chapter 24 Section 24.2.C "Unsolicited Return of Money - Part A and Part B" of the Reference Manual has been updated. If you have identified the overpayment and are voluntarily returning the money before a refund was requested by Novitas Solutions, you should send a personal check for the specifi

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    Change in NJ FamilyCare Plans B, C and D Policy Regarding the Purchase of Vaccines
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:55 pm

    Due to changes to policies and procedures implemented by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention for the New Jersey Vaccine For Children (NJ-VFC) program on October 1, 2013, access to vaccines available through the NJ-VFC program for NJ FamilyCare Plans B, C and D-eligible children s

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    New FAQs and Tipsheet for EHR Incentive Program
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:54 pm

    CMS has added three new FAQs and five updated FAQs on the EHR Incentive Program to their website. Read the FAQs. CMS also added a new EHR Incentive Programs Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals Practicing in Multiple Locations. View the tipsheet.

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    CMS Release of Physician Payment Data
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 9, 2014, 1:55 pm

    Today, CMS released 2012 Medicare payment data on virtually all physicians to the public.  As recently as January CMS indicated that patient requests under the Freedom of Information Act would be reviewed and released on a case-by-case basis. This massive release is without precedent. The release wa

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    AMA: Critical Step Takes Congress Closer to a SGR Repeal
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: February 6, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Read more: http://goo.gl/j8occC

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    NJHA Names Jones New Board Chairman at 95th Annual Meeting
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 31, 2014, 12:19 pm

    "NJHA Names Jones New Board Chairman at 95th Annual Meeting"Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1699802#ixzz2s0OhUK7k

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    The Allendale Community for Mature Living Announces Key Additions to Leadership Staff
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 31, 2014, 12:18 pm

    "The Allendale Community for Mature Living Announces Key Additions to Leadership Staff" http://goo.gl/8in57F

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    MSNJ Legislative Update
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: December 26, 2013, 1:36 pm

    MSNJ Legislative Update: December 20, 2013

    http://msnj.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/msnj-legislative-update-december-20-2013/

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    Seniors scrambling after United Healthcare drops doctors from Medicare Advantage
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: December 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Seniors scrambling after United Healthcare drops doctors from Medicare Advantage - See more at: http://goo.gl/r8Tvsr

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    Walgreen's Policy on Opioids Leaked to the Press; MSNJ Previously Sought Disclosure
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:40 am

    Walgreen's Policy on Opioids Leaked to the Press; MSNJ Previously Sought Disclosure

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    Check out MSNJ's work with Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society and Project Medicine Drop!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:40 am

    Check out MSNJ's work with Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society and Project Medicine Drop!

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    Check out NJ.com's "Take 5" with MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:39 am

    Check out NJ.com's "Take 5" with MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD!


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    Take a look at MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD's mention on NJ.com!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:38 am

    Take a look at MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD's mention on NJ.com!


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    "NJ about to hit a wall on primary care, local physicians warn" - Burlington County Times
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: June 25, 2013, 10:33 am

    MSNJ in the News: "NJ about to hit a wall on primary care, local physicians warn" - Burlington County Times http://t.co/NmNH4N8LxQ

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    NJSpotlight: "Bill Aims to Aid Healthcare Price Transparency Through Claims Database"
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: June 13, 2013, 7:48 am

    Read the article by Andrew Kitchenman: www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/06/06/bill-aims-to-aid-healthcare-price-transparency-through-claims-database/

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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

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    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 ...

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    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

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