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    Horizon Responds to MSNJ's Objections to Unilateral Contract Amendments
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 6, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Many of our members have complained about the unilateral contract amendments made by Horizon to its managed care and PPO plans.The amendments become effective on April 15 and can only be avoided by terminating the existing participation agreements. We objected to a number of the amendments and in re

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    Physician Licensing
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:51 am

    The Senate Health Committee passed S.1533, which would require the State Board of Medical Examiners to conduct international background checks and contact each past employer of an applicant, as long as the employment was in the last 10 years and related to the practice of medicine.  MSNJ, the NJ Hos

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    Gestation Agreements
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:51 am

    The Senate Health Committee passed S.866, which would allow for and provide legal parameters for gestational carrier agreements.  The Governor vetoed this bill last session, making it a priority for Democrats to pass this session.  MSNJ has not taken a position on the bill.  See press coverage.

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    HHS Announces Strategic Shift from Medicare Fee for Service to Value-Based Billing
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:49 am

    On January 26 HHS announced its long-term goals on the shift from fee for service (FFS) based billing to value-based billing. While the move from FFS billing has been building momentum in an effort to bend the Medicare cost curve the announced target amounts are news. HHS has a goal of moving 85% of

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    CMS Considering Proposals to Shorten Meaningful-Use Reporting Period
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:49 am

    CMS announced their intent to engage in rulemaking to update the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs starting in 2015. MSNJ is a proponent of simplifying and coordinating this CMS program with other quality and reporting programs. In response to input from health care providers and other st

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    Revolving Reference Committee to Hear Two Resolutions
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:49 am

    On February 2 at 7:00pm, MSNJ’s Revolving Reference Committee (RRC) will hear two resolutions via webinar.


    Physician/Patient Relationship – Right to Continuity of Care, Admitting and Consultation Privileges for Family Physician and internist for their Hospitalized Patients – Camden County
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    Your Input is Needed: Data Exchange Survey
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: February 2, 2015, 10:49 am

    Congress has recently directed HHS to identify EHR vendors who actively limit interoperability and to develop a report on data blocking.  MSNJ is assisting the AMA in its advocacy efforts on this issue. We need your help in collecting data on how much vendors are charging to exchange information. Pl

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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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